The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been called upon to urgently address some areas in the electoral process, which it described as being undermined.
Chairman, Lagos State Branch of Civil Liberties Organisation, Ehi Omokhuale, and the Secretary, Evelyn Akpa, who gave the advice in a statement in Lagos, called on INEC to improve on the current poor voters’ education in several areas.
It added that one of these was on actual voting process, which should be as simplified as quickly as possible, urging the electoral umpire to embark on immediate production and broadcast of mass media messages, especially radio jingles in the major Nigerian languages.
According to the civil society organisation, the languages will convey full voters’ education to Nigerians, particularly the grassroots, where literacy is low.
It also called on the electorate to resist the perennial temptation of voting along ethnic or religious lines in the general elections, noting that doing so would fester polarisation in the already fragile Nigerian socio-cultural and political state.