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Elections: Falana smells trouble. How well can he see?



The elections may not hold as scheduled, and if they do, the results may lead to violence, prompting anti-democratic forces, to stage a coup d’etat and set in place an interim government.

“There is no indication that the election will hold. If the INEC goes ahead with the conduct of the elections there are fears that the exercise may be sabotaged by anti-democratic forces. If the election holds the results may be rejected leading to a post-election violence which may threaten the corporate existence of the nation.

This was the summation of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, in a speech delivered at the Foursquare Gospel Church owned Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu, on Sunday.

But according to him, “Having divided the country along ethnic and religious lines, the masterminds of the political crisis, are not likely to profit from the perfidy.”

He therefore, asked Nigerians to prepare “for a long drawn out battle for the liberation of the country from political and economic predators”.

The lawyer also commended the renewed onslaught against the terror group, Boko Haram, in the North-East region of Nigeria by both the federal government and the Nigerian military.

He, however, asked the military to discontinue the court martial of several solders who had earlier complained about lack of sophisticated weapons to face the insurgents.

He said the government’s admittance that it purchased new equipment for the fight to succeed, meant that the soldiers were justified in the earlier protest.

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