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Coalition faults Senate on amendments

Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reforms has faulted Senate on its just concluded amendments of the 1999 Constitution on electoral reforms, asking Nigerians to reject it.

In a two-page statement signed by its national co-ordinator, Mr Ayo Opadokun the group accused the upper legislative chamber of legitimizing cross-carpeting just as it called on Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that  the recommendations of Justice Mohammed Uwais Committee report is followed.

According to the CODER “Nigerians should rise up to reject the unreasonable conclusions of the Senate because they run against the near national consensus that favours the enactment into law of the key recommendations of the Justice Uwais Panel’s report. This Senate has demonstrated its illegitimacy by supporting cross-carpeting, which amounts to the enthronement of deception and immorality in public office as well as gross contempt for the electorate.

“Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, the Ag. President has a duty to himself and Nigeria to use his good office to ensure that the Justice Uwais Panel’s key recommendations are enacted into law.”


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