Myth Of Political Structure Destroyed By 2023 Polls – Falana

Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) say the February 25 elections have shattered many long-standing myths in Nigeria’s political space.

Myth Of Political Structure Destroyed By 2023 Polls - Falana
Femi Falalna

Despite facing various challenges during the polls, Falana pointed out that there were several positive things, recorded including the destruction of the myth of ‘political structure’.

According to him, the people demonstrated their power as the ultimate structure during the elections.

The human rights lawyer made this known while speaking on channel Television Programme on Monday.

“There are some positive developments that were recorded.

“For instance, the myth of these political structures has been destroyed whereby people have shown that we are the structure, and the people are the structure ultimately, Falana said.

“Secondly, young people have also shown this time around that we are going to determine the future of our country.

“Thirdly, you no longer have to be a moneybag to contest elections in Nigeria.

“Another development is that whereas the Senate chamber has been converted to a resting home for former governors; this time around, many of the governors lost their seats, they lost in the election and so they won’t be able to go back to the National Assembly.

“The other development is that sitting governors and sitting president could not win their states for their political parties.

“So, in spite of the challenges, a number of positive developments have been recorded by our country and, of course, I think the most significant is the use of BVAS for accreditation.

“It has improved the accreditation of voters,” Falana said.

He, however, lamented the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to upload results to their central server electronically in real-time as they promised ahead of the elections, but expressed hope that the electoral body addresses the challenge before the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections.

Falana said that after postponing the governorship and state assembly elections by one week, no excuse will be entertained by Nigerians, as he believes that they won’t repeat the mistake of not uploading results from polling units in real time.

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