The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to emulate the Brazilian election management style in conducting general elections in Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the Conference, Mr. Osita Okechukwu.
The statement said statistics from the Brazilian elections indicated that there were six point six million null votes, four point four million blank votes and one hundred and four point two million total valid votes.
It said their interest was elicited because the results were out in less than forty-eight hours and up to date no election tribunal has been set up.
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties noted that all the presidential candidates concurred for the twenty-sixth October run-off between President Dilma Rousseff of Workers Party that polled forty-three point two million votes making forty-one point five percent and Aecio Neves of Party of Brazilian Social Democracy, who polled thirty-four point eight million votes, making thirty-three point five percent.
According to them, Electronic Voting and E-Card reader mechanism were adopted in the conduct of the general elections.
The statement said Nigeria could learn from Brazil as the two countries share some common features in terms of multi-culture and population and challenge Professor Attahiru Jega’s-led INEC to study the procedures, processes, mechanisms and technology adopted by the Brazilian Election Management for a successful conduct.