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Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by NairaMedia: 8:51am On Dec 06
Human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, on Wednesday criticised the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Goodluck Jonathan for abandoning the panel reports to make the Independent National Electoral Commission truly autonomous and free from political interference.

Falana said it was doubtful if the country would have credible elections in 2019, because there is little or no public trust in the commission.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated these in Abuja, in his keynote address at the annual general meeting and conference of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

He noted that the elite must participate actively in the 2019 general elections and “not allow people who are not enlightened to decide our fate.”

The address was titled, “Bridging the trust gap in governance: Implications for emerging democracies.”

Falana said the 2019 elections would be a mere ritual if elected officials who betrayed the public trust were not voted out of office.

He said, “On the credibility of our elections, former President Musa Yar’Adua was very honest in 2007 when he declared that the election that brought him to power was flawed.

“He therefore set up a judicial commission of inquiry headed by Justice Muhammed Uwais, who later became the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“Former President Goodluck Jonathan also set up another inquiry headed by Alhaji Ahmed Lemu. Both panels recommended at different times that to have credible elections in our country, the chair and members of INEC shall be appointed by advertisement with conditions set up. People will apply and whoever qualifies shall be appointed.

“It is not that the President will appoint them. The panels also said there shall be an electoral offences tribunal to try those who manipulate or who commit electoral offences. Unfortunately, both the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Congress have conveniently thrown those reports aside. And so, that is why we are in trouble with the credibility of our elections.”

Source: https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2018/12/falana-faults-pdp-apc-govts-on-inec.html

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Olatunji1929: 9:26am On Dec 06
Only credible free and fair election would not cause incredible crisis in this country buahri and inec chairman, be warned!

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by enitant: 9:34am On Dec 06
Okay Sir


Don't forget this is Nigeria
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by homodarah: 9:34am On Dec 06
say no to rigging 2019election

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Betmaster3: 9:36am On Dec 06
This Femi Falana should shut up!! He talks with both sides of the mouth! Just give him money now and he'll be talking like a brainless MOFO. Nonsense

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Tundexxy(m): 9:37am On Dec 06
Olatunji1929:
Only credible free and fair election can unite this country

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Ray97(m): 9:38am On Dec 06
they know the truth funny things is that they wont change because it wont favour them.. Nepotism is everywhere. In our security outfits, places of worship, educational institutions even hospitals. Every tin now na connection no by merit again.
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Ray97(m): 9:40am On Dec 06
Betmaster3:
This Femi Falana should shut up!! He talks with both sides of the mouth! Just give him money now and he'll be talking like a brainless MOFO. Nonsense
What did he say wrong. Did u read it at all?

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by id911: 9:45am On Dec 06
NairaMedia:


Source: https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2018/12/falana-faults-pdp-apc-govts-on-inec.html

This man will never speak on why the President who's supposed to carry out electoral reforms but has refused, the National Assembly took it upon themselves to give us a good bill that will reduce rigging but the President is refusing to sign the Electoral Bill to sanitize the system but would look the other way.

Instead of critizing the APC and the present government on the refusal to make INEC truly independent, he still brought the previous government into his equation.

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Olujoe1(m): 9:46am On Dec 06
If you are appointed, then you are appointed to do my buddings
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by id911: 9:53am On Dec 06
Ray97:
What did he say wrong. Did u read it at all?


He conveniently blamed the previous government instead of taking on the current government squarely on why INEC is not truely independent
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Ray97(m): 9:57am On Dec 06
id911:



He conviently blamed the previous government instead of taking on the current government squarely on why INEC is not truely independent
He blamed both government. Actually the panel was formed and its resolution was submitted during the past government.. So its saying jonah should have passed the resolution and since jonah failed buhari should have passed it.

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Blackfire(m): 10:04am On Dec 06
What is INEC?
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by id911: 10:05am On Dec 06
Ray97:
He blamed both government. Actually the panel was formed and its resolution was submitted during the past government.. So its saying jonah should have passed the resolution and since jonah failed buhari should have passed it.

So what is now presenting 'Mr Integrity' from doing what the previous 'corrupt' government refused to do since this will reduce rigging and corruption in the electoral system?
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by SocialJustice: 10:07am On Dec 06
Buhari should sign the new electoral amendment, if you like put your wife as INEC chairman, card reader will count only those who vote and who they voted for and report in real time.
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by Ray97(m): 10:11am On Dec 06
id911:


So what is now presenting 'Mr Integrity' from doing what the previous 'corrupt' government refused to do since this will reduce rigging and corruption in the electoral system?
dats wer his advisers and the national assembly comes in.

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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by id911: 10:15am On Dec 06
SocialJustice:
Buhari should sign the new electoral amendment, if you like put your wife as INEC chairman, card reader will count only those who vote and who they voted for and report in real time.

As in, I have never seen this type of thing and the media is quiet about it. How can the President of a country the one hindering the signing of a bill that would be good for the country in terms of electioneering process?

Funny thing is, since he came onboard he hasn't make any attempt at electoral reform. This is the same man that used to complain about INEC and the way it's being run before becoming President. It's a pity
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by ibietela2(m): 10:20am On Dec 06
id911:


As in, I have never seen this type of thing and the media is quiet about it. How can the President of a country the one hindering the signing of a bill that would be good for the country in terms of electioneering process?

Funny thing is, since he came onboard he hasn't make any attempt at electoral reform. This is the same man that used to complain about INEC and the way it's being run before becoming President. It's a pity

He lost focus after becoming a president
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by SocialJustice: 10:25am On Dec 06
id911:


As in, I have never seen this type of thing and the media is quiet about it. How can the President of a country the one hindering the signing of a bill that would be good for the country in terms of electioneering process?

Funny thing is, since he came onboard he hasn't make any attempt at electoral reform. This is the same man that used to complain about INEC and the way it's being run before becoming President. It's a pity
That's how life is, people are hypocrites but Buhari is on another level. The man is deluded, sick and insane.
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by jaxxy(m): 11:37am On Dec 06
“Falana said the 2019 elections would be a mere ritual if elected officials who betrayed the public trust were not voted out of office.”



Very Accurate.
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by orisa37: 11:55am On Dec 06
Return Full Autonomous Election Control Powers to the 36 State Governments and their Grassroot Traditional Rulers. Part of Restructuring. Jubrin won't sign Electoral law until Christ comes back.
Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by FearGodinall: 12:07pm On Dec 06
That is the more reason when people talked about Buhari's integrity,i usually ask if at all they understand the meaning of it.A president that is very comfortable with all forms of corruption not just aiding them but can go at any lenght in protecting whoever that is involve.
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Re: Falana Faults PDP, APC Govts On INEC Autonomy by immaq8(f): 2:31pm On Dec 06
how can one be an adhoc staff against d general election 2019

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