2015: Christian group demands restructuring of INEC


As Nigerian inches closer to the 2015 general elections, the Methodist Church of Nigeria yesterday asked the Federal Government to restructure the nation’s electoral body to accommodate the clergy from the two main religions.

With specific reference to the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the church called on President Goodluck Jonathan to restructure the commission with the active involvement of Bishops and Imams as a condition to guarantee free and fair elections in 2015.
Addressing newsmen yesterday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital as part of activities slated to mark the 17th Annual National Conference of the Men’s Fellowship of Methodist Church in Nigeria, National President of the association, Dr. Samuel Ejiofor said the electoral body should not be left alone to politicians who are only loyal to those that appoint them into position.

“You cannot have a good leadership when you have electoral body that is made up of politicians who have political interests. Therefore, the Men’s Fellowship of Methodist Cathedral of Nigeria is calling on Nigeria Government to involve the church in the electoral body and processes.
“Our pastors, clergy men, ministers should be involved in the formation of the electoral body.”



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