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Falae predicts doom for 2011 election

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Laja Thomas
The Joint Presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD)/All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the 1999 general poll, Chief Olu Falae, has said the 2011 general election will produce unpopular government if the nation fail to have true electoral reform.

According to Falae, the current Constitution of the Republic of Nigeria cannot guarantee free and fair election because there were lot of anomalies in it and needed to be corrected without further delay.

He spoke with newsmen after a meeting with the chieftains of the Mega Summit Movement (MSM), in Ikeja, Lagos.

Falae, who described the present composition of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as incapable of conducting popular election, urged members of the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives as well as Nigerians to take urgent move in reviewing the constitution particularly as it affects electoral reform.

He, however, added that the much-agitated electoral reform is suffering setback by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because it will not favour their alleged antics which they had used to win elections.

Falae blamed most of the problems confronting the nation on visionless leadership as well as imbalance Constitution.

He said one of the reasons for forming MSM is to forge a formidable group that will save the country from being  one party state as well as provide the needed tonic for Nigeria to move forward and take its place in the comity of nations

Meanwhile, MSM has resolved to embark on further consultations with stakeholders and groups which have indicated interest in its vision with regard to the formation of a new political party to contest the 2011 general election.


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