TMG UNHAPPY OVER LEGAL FRAMEWORK
The Transition Monitoring Group has expressed disappointment at the absence of a legal framework for the 2011 elections.
The Chairman of the TMG, Mr. Mashood Erubami, made the group's feelings known after advocacy visits to the national headquarters of some political parties in Abuja on Tuesday.
He explained that the TMG was worried that less than six months to the elections, the compilation of a fresh voter register was yet to commence.
He said, 'In terms of our preparations for the 2011 general elections it appears as if we are in a state of emergency. Secondly, the legal framework for the elections remains uncertain.
'Thirdly, the elections are appearing as a sudden or unexpected event, notwithstanding that as far back as May 29 1999, it has been known that general elections would be conducted in 2011.'
The TMG also urged political parties to conduct their activities in accordance with the 2010 Electoral Act and the 1999 Constitution. Among party headquarters visited by Erubami were those of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and the All Nigeria Peoples Party.