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Falae expresses doubt over 2011 polls

By DAYO Johnson

Akure – FORMER presidential candidate of the ANPP/AD, Chief Olu Falae yesterday said that unfolding events in the polity were indicators of a plan to elongate the tenure of the present administration.

Falae therefore expressed doubt if there would be any election next year in the country.

Speaking in Akure at a breakfast talk forum in commemoration of June 12 day entitled the “Lessons and Legacies of June 12 “organized by the Ondo State Government, Chief Falae said the plans was to delay all that was needed to ensure free and fair election.

The former Secretary to Federal Government listed the plans by some undisclosed politicians to include the deliberate delay in forwarding the name of the new Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega to the Senate for approval, delay in the composition of new board members of INEC and the delay in starting the review of voters’ register.

“There is no genuine sign by the government that the next year general would hold thereby seeking tenure elongation for present political office holders”, he said..

Chief Falae called on the progressives irrespective of party affiliations must come together and rescue the country from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to him” the best way to get power from the conservatives is through the marriage of progressives into one major political platform.

He said that the 58 existing political parties were irrelevant and therefore advocated a two-party system in the Country.

According to him, the Progressives would mobilize against election rigging in the coming elections in the country.

“I am through with elective position in this country but we the progressive would not give up we would mobilize against election rigging.


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