The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on national officers of political parties to address challenges hindering capacity and efficiency of the parties in the country.
Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the call at the opening of a two-day capacity workshop for Legal Advisers, Organising Secretaries and Treasurers of political parties on Tuesday in Abuja.
Yakubu who was represented by Professor Antonia Simbine, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Elections and Party Monitoring Committee informed the gathering that there are key areas that needed to be given special attention in addressing the gaps.
These gaps according to the commission includes lack of or limited internal democracy in terms of electing parties’ executives, selecting candidates for office and formulating policies and making decision. The commission therefore urged the national officers of political parties to be committed in implementing the lessons of the workshop.