The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Kwara State chapter, yesterday (Sunday) frowned at the purported registration of more political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The North-Central National Vice chairman of APGA, Engr Sule Ajayi while speaking with National Pilot on Sunday questioned the rationale behind registration of additional parties few months after the numbers were reduced.
It would be recalled that INEC announced last week that it is considering criteria for registration of new political parties.
According to Ajayi, the country should learn to borrow a leaf from advanced foreign democracies with fewer parties despite their development and queried whether the commission is concerned with the urge to make money for the federal government.
When we have about 30 political parties on ground, what is the essence of registering new ones? In other countries with civilised democracies, we only have about three or four political parties and yet we have found it difficult to domesticate that here
At a time, the thing was becoming ridiculous with all kinds of presidential aspirants springing up as the general elections was getting closer from fringe parties and the number was reduced, why do they want to create more again?
Is the federal government looking for revenue with the proposed increase of political parties, he queried.