The National Conscience Party (NCP) has opposed in totality the move to reduce political parties in Nigeria.
It therefore called on Nigerians to hold their Representatives accountable, as the move is undemocratic and must be rejected by all.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the National Chairman of the party Comrade Omole Olusegun.
The party appealed to the Senate to urgently reduce the cost of governance and make life more bearable for every Nigerian urging Senator Ahmed Lawal lead 9th Assembly to also reduce the cost of running the Country legislative arm as they were there to serve not to be served.
“The present proposed 2020 budget shows that the National Assembly budget is higher than the Nation’s Educational and Health budget.
Since Nigerians now have the opportunity to settle down for credible political parties that will promote and truly protect the interest of the masses because of the poor performance of the regular actors, there is need for the Upper Legislature to guide the institutions of Political Parties jealously.
According to the statement, a reduction in the number of political parties to 5 is never a solution rather a shameful ambition and should not be nursed by an Arm of Government, which by its nature cannot function optimally without political parties.