By Enyim Enyim
Onitsha—The National Vice Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, AD, for South-East, Chief Perry Iloegbunam, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to give grants to political parties to enable them have a level playing ground in elections.
Iloegbunam also advocated for five-political party system in the country to bring sanity in the polity.
Speaking exclusively with Vanguard shortly after the re-launch of the AD in Anambra State ahead of the governorship election in the state fixed for November 18, 2017, he said political parties should be adequately funded to put them at par with others.
He said: “I believe that the number of political parties we have in this country is too much and I am advocating that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should deregister many political parties and bring the number to three or maximum of five political parties. Many political parties we have today are just there for the sake of being there.”
Earlier at the meeting, Iloegbunam urged members of the party to go to their wards and mobilise support for the party to enable AD produce the governor for the state come November 18.