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AC tackles FG on electoral reforms

LAGOS—The Action Congress (AC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan is not serious about electoral reforms, despite insisting that his administration will organise free and fair elections in 2011.

In a statement issued in Accra, Ghana, on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Nigerians should not be deceived by the President’s assurances, and should instead judge him by his efforts so far in that direction (electoral reform).

The party alleged that all the recommendations made to President Jonathan by the sub-committee on electoral reforms of the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) have been jettisoned by him.

It said if President Jonathan is truly committed to electoral reforms and wants to guarantee free and fair polls in 2011, as he has been telling the whole world, he should adopt wholesale the recommendations of the Uwais panel, especially as it relates to appointments into INEC.


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