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2027 Election: Labour Party sets up committee for electoral reforms

In its bid to forestall the reoccurrence of manipulations and rigging that made it lose major elections last year, the Labour Party (LP) says it will play a crucial role in the reform of the Electoral Act.

The party said its active involvement in the reform of the electoral laws was to build the foundation for a free, fair and credible 2027 general election.

Julius Abure, the LP national chairman, announced the development on Wednesday when he received the 2023 Enugu governorship candidate of the party Chijioke Edeoga in Abuja.

Obiora Ifoh, the LP national publicity secretary, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

“We believe that the starting point is to begin early enough with the pursuit of electoral reform because we saw all the antics that played out between the national assembly and the presidency in the past electoral reform.

“As I speak with you, we are already constituting the committee that will give us the framework for the review.

“We also decided that the Labour Party will not be a spectator and that we will be the drivers of that process,” he said.

Abure also said the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi and Enugu state governorship candidate, Chijioke Edeoga, are the two biggest casualties of Nigeria’s flawed Electoral Act.

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