…calls for implementation of electoral reforms
LAGOSâ€”The Action Congress, AC, has called on Nigerians to ensure that the Senateâ€™s rejection of the Uwais recommendation on the appointment of INEC chairman does not stand.
In a statement in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party also called on Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan to take the shocking decision of the Senate as a challenge that he must tackle squarely, if he is to usher in a new era of electoral sanity, warning that he has little or no time to act on an issue that may well define his tenure.
â€œWe call on all political parties, civil society organisations, professional bodies and concerned individuals, elder statesmen, among others, to take all necessary actions, within the ambit of the law and the realms of decency, to push the Senators to change their decision and act in the interest of Nigerians.
â€œSuch actions can take the form of peaceful protests to the Senate; letters from Nigerians to their senators, as well as education of the senators on the dangers posed to the electoral reform by their actions and the dangers inherent in organising the 2011 general elections without a comprehensive electoral reform.
â€œIn particular, we will like to remind all political parties preparing for the next general elections to rather channel their energies to fighting for electoral reform. Otherwise, all their preparations will only amount to a â€œmoonslide victoryâ€™ for the PDP which, as things stand today, has the security agencies and INEC in its pocket as agents of rigging.