Orji Kalu, former Abia State governor, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to consider holding the 2023 elections on the same day.
Kalu, who is also the senate chief whip, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the idea will save cost and avoid rigging.
He argued that the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections do not need be to conducted on different days.
He said the US, Ghana and Sierra Leone hold their elections on the same day election, saying Nigeria can also follow the same method.
“INEC should conduct the 2023 elections same day as staggered elections are unnecessarily expensive,” Kalu said.
“The conduct of the elections in different days give room for rigging, thuggery and several vices.
“It also puts the lives of the voters and INEC officials on intense danger.
“When elections are conducted on the same day, popular candidates will emerge because everyone will be busy in their polling units and zones, unlike different days, the cost of running two days elections will also be reduced.
“To deepen our democracy, we need to get the elections right, when leaders with genuine interests of the people are voted into power, they will provide exceptional leadership and infrastructure to their people.”