Labour Party of Nigeria(LP) has called on the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue the country from bandits.
The party made the call as part of the resolutions it adopted at the end of its National Executive Council(NEC) meeting held on Monday, March 29th, 2021, in Benin City.
LP made the call while reviewing the insecurity in the country which manifests itself in the form of Boko Haram insurgency, kidnappings, murder, farmers and herders clashes and some other similar crimes and criminalities.
Going forward, the LP said that, “the government must employ modern technology and change its strategies by evolving a new approach to fight crimes.
“Government must strive to avoid a situation where it will be perceived as taking side with criminal elements overtly or covertly.”
On reform in the electoral process, LP called among others for “an amendment that will legitimise the use of technology in the electoral system to wit; voters are electronically accredited which will confirm, authenticate and verify a voter; polling unit election results are published and electronically transmitted to INEC website and other platforms and made accessible to members of the public; empower INEC with the power to adopt electronic voting and electronic collation and transmission of election results.”
On the issue of incessant hike in the prices of petrol and petroleum products, LP “noted that the current policy of allowing market forces, the international price of crude oil to determine the price of petrol and petroleum products should be jettisoned since it is making life more difficult for Nigerians.”
Highlight of the meeting was the election of Barrister Julius Abure(the National Secretary of the party) as its new National Chairman to succeed the late Alhaji Abdulkadir Salam while Alhaji Ibrahim Farouk was elected as the National Secretary.