The Nigeria Guild of Editors, NGE has called for an urgent reform of the electoral process in the country in order to improve conduct and credibility of elections.
The NGE made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of the first quarterly meeting of its standing committee in Lagos was jointly signed by its President Funke Egbemode and Secretary Victoria Ibanga.
The guild said the February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections had some shortcomings and there was need to strengthen the process for better elections in the future.
It condemned the violence that characterised the polls in many parts of the country as well as the destruction of electoral materials.
The Guild said there was compelling and urgent need to address the lapses during the elections, to ensure a better exercise in the future, particularly the March 9th elections.
It urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC security agencies and other stakeholders to live above board and avoid actions that could lead to breakdown of law and order.