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OLM tasks electorate on credible polls

LAGOS — The Oodua Liberation Movement, OLM, a Yoruba socio-political organisation, has hinged the conduct of free and fair polls in 2011 on the citizenry pressuring the Federal Government to implement the recommendations of the Justice Muhammadu Uwais -led electoral reform committee.
Aside pressuring the government, the citizenry must also participate fully in the process, the OLM said in a statement by its National Coordinator, Mr. Dele Daramola.

He said Nigeria was on the verge of making history, adding that much would depend on the outcome of the 2011 general elections, which he said would either make or mar political development and democracy in the country.

He noted that the imbalance in the political and economic structure of the country was part of what led to the present political instability, urging that the ordinary Nigerian should be interested in who governed him at every point in time.

He called for restructuring of the country to ensure true federalism whereby each state of the federation would be able to control and manage of its resources, such as oil, gas, port authorities and host of others.


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