The entire saga of the NCV is but a sordid dream that cannot come true.
First off, for a NCV to succeed, a government has to lose its majority in the House. This has not happened in the extant case. Under the PR system – which is the driver of our politics – this is well nigh impossible, since the leader of the list can simply knock out an errant member and have him replaced.
This said, the current administration can continue, since the constitution and whatever else cannot demonstrate that the government has lost its majority.
On another matter, we find that GECOM is impotent when it comes to dealing with snap elections. Whoever crafted the constitution didn’t really mean to have a government replaced, when knowingly it could select new members from its list and simply continue. For a credible official list of electors, we have to definitely wait on GECOM to produce same. In the meantime the government, of necessity, has to continue. Without that credible list the elections would be a sham, and it could bring with it great difficulties for all concerned. We need to wait and ensure that a credible list is generated in the shortest possible span of time.
The triumphalists must understand that the alternative to credible elections is a military government, and many of them who are now baying would in no way desire same.
We must rein in the excessive energies of the few who would rather court bedlam and disaster. One would think that doomsday is at hand when we witness the many calls for immediate elections and predictions of the gloom and doom to come if this is not facilitated.
We need cool heads now in this nation; people of purpose and willingness to work for equitable solutions. Above all, we need to engineer a reversal of wealth patterns if we want to have lasting peace and security, and for this nation to succeed.
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