By Dennis Agbo
ABAKALIKIâ€”House of Representativesâ€™ aspirant into Isi-Uzo/Enugu East federal constituency, Mr. Dave Nnamani, has said that for kidnapping and other violent crimes to be eliminated from Nigeria, the nation must first entrench a decent credible electoral system that would give evenÂ kidnappers the hope that they are part of the nation and its metamorphosis.
He also said the country has to evolve intelligent security system, backed up by database, as obtained in developed nations, as it would help security agencies track criminals indulged not only in kidnapping but also other forms of crime.
He noted that acceptable electronic votersâ€™ register was very paramount now in Nigeria, not only for the purposes of the 2011 election, but also as a means of data collection that would finally culminate in the nationâ€™s database for other uses.
Nnamani added that the job before the new INEC chairman was enormous but hoped that Professor Attahiru Jega would live up to above average expectation of overseeing the conduct of decent election next year.
Nnamani said Nigeria should not only see kidnapping as a South East tragedy but a nationâ€™s calamity that had currently become more pronounced in the zone.
He described the Igbos as traditional hard working people who abhor crime in whatever dimension, expressing optimism that it shall soon be well with the Igbo and the entire nation.