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UAC frowns at amendment of LASIEC law, protest against Banire

By Charles Kumolu

THE United Action for Change, UAC, has condemned calls for the expulsion of the National Legal Adviser of the APC, Dr. Muiz Banire over his position on the alleged imposition of candidates in the party, noting that those behind the protest did not mean well for APC.

It also frowned at the amendment of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC, law, asserting that the amendment did not consider the interest of other political parties.

Briefing newsmen yesterday in Lagos, its Deputy National Coordinator, Mr. Kunle Adegoke said that by making the law to allow a party to substitute its candidate three days to the election, it was apparent that the amendment was done to favour APC.

In dismissing calls for the expulsion of Banire from the party, the group affirmed that no national officer of the APC could be expelled through protests.

His words: “The rally by some people in our party in Lagos is another manifestation of political slavery. How on earth would genuine members of a party castigate the lone voice of reason, Dr. Muiz Banire, who has been advocating internal democracy in the party? If the organisers of the failed rally were real members of APC, they would know that no national officer can be removed from office by mere protests and regurgitation of indecency.

The group also condemned the amendment of the LASIEC establishment law which they claimed was essentially meant to allow the APC feature candidates in a local government where a court had banned the party from featuring some particular candidates.

“We are saying that this is legislative indecency. No legislature would pass a law in such a hurry in the middle of the game to favour the ruling party. The said bill passed through the first, second and third readings within 10 minutes. Same was presented to the Governor for his assent immediately.”


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