The Action Congress, AC, said the report that Maurice Iwuâ€™s INEC will release a comprehensive time-table for the 2011 general elections this week has sent alarm bell ringing across Nigeria, warning that Iwu should not be involved in any way in the 2011 elections if they are to be credible.
In a statement in Lagos yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Iwu, who organised the worst elections in the countryâ€™s history in 2007, is synonymous with election malfeasance and vote heists in its crudest form.
It said the report, which was a form of kite flying by the inscrutable INEC boss, has called into question the commitment of Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan to electoral reform, which is widely believed to be one of the key areas in which he wants to make a difference.
â€œHow can we be talking of the 2011 general elections when the much-awaited electoral reform has not even started?
How can we be talking of the 2011 general elections when the fate of the much-acclaimed report by the Uwais panel is not yet known? Is this a joke or what?