News Anglican Bishop wants INEC to deregister failed political parties Published 2 months ago on March 26, 2019 By Athan Agbakwuru Share Tweet A call has gone to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to consider the commencement of the process of de-registering political parties that polled less than 20,000 votes in the just concluded general elections. Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev Geoffrey Okorafor gave the counsel in his homily at Jehovah Jireh Chapel, Egbu in Owerri North LGA of Imo State, during his pastorial visit to the area. He advised the commission to de-register all the political parties that participated in the re-run elections of 23 March, 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections for out rightly failing to make 25 per cent of the votes cast in at least one local government area of the state. The cleric argued that such parties lacked substantial presence in most parts of the country as noticed not only in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections but also in the Supplementary elections. The Bishop who expressed dismay that INEC currently has 91 registered political parties in the country insisted that it as unmanageable and urged the commission to exercise its constitutional power in the overall interest of the country. Describing the just concluded elections as the worst ever conducted in the history of elections in the country, the Bishop bemoaned the imperfections and travails observed in the 2019 general elections. Bishop Okorafor regretted that the nation has not learnt any lessons from the mistakes made in previous elections, declared that the 2019 general elections witnessed the highest number of killings. 1,064 total views, 5 views today Related Posts INEC registers 23 new political parties, extends CVR exerciseIndependent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved the registration of 23 fresh political parties, ahead… YADA called on INEC to deregister weak political partiesA Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Youths Alliance for Democratic Advancement (YADA), has noted that the country's… Falana asks INEC to delist none performing political partiesA Senior Advocate of Nigeria and constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana yesterday observed that the Independent… Related Topics: Up Next Tambuwal appreciates people of Sokoto state for his re-election Don't Miss Minister seeks NASS approval of $461.8m for new terminals Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest Entertainment4 hours ago EFCC reveals why it arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan, others News5 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi News5 hours ago Kano Gov. Ganduje reveals reasons for creating four new Emirates News6 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics7 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Politics23 hours ago Rumpus over Bulkachuwa’s chairmanship of Presidential Election Tribunal News22 hours ago CCT: A/Court to deliver judgments in Onnoghen’s appeals today Sports20 hours ago Egypt will put up a spectacular AFCON 2019 — Pinnick Sports20 hours ago ICPC disowns ‘chief legal officer’ prosecuting NFF officials News23 hours ago Soldiers kill 2 bandits, recover sophisticated weapons News22 hours ago Udoma inaugurates NBS Board, cautions against undue interference Politics23 hours ago Imo: Will Emeka Ihedioha be different?