By Chris Ochayi
ABUJAâ€”The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has expressed fears that the waging of do-or-die electoral battle as reflected in the recent Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) ward congress in Anambra state,Â is a clear indication that the 2011 general elections will plunge the nation into anarchy in the absence of a genuine electoral reform.
Besides, the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on the United States of America (USA) authorities to play vital role in the February 6, 2010 governorship election in Anambra state and the general elections in 2011.
The CNPP, which raised the concern in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Osita Okechukwu,Â yesterday in Abuja, challenged President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua to use the fraud and crisis arising from the PDP ward congress in Anambra state as a case study on the imperative and urgent need for genuine electoral reform.
According to Okechukwu, â€œthe election is a journey,Â not a destination and the morning signals the day, in the same vein, the Anambra state PDP governorship primaries crisis has shown that Nigerians like the proverbial Baboon, have learnt nothing in terms of electoral best practices, therefore the imperative of genuine electoral reformâ€.