Privileged information reaching us suggests that heavyweights in the government are weeping and gnashing their teeth this Christmas and New Year season over the lack of foresight that pushed them to oppose calls for a new voters’ register.
This change of heart is not because they have been won over by the superior logic of the Let My Vote Count (LMVC) alliance: far from that, it all boils down to the seductive jingle of silver and gold.
Our sources at the Flagstaff House inform us that after reviewing their loot for the year 2015, it suddenly dawned on the Crooks and Corruption Committee of the government that they had lost a golden opportunity to cream off as much money from the state as possible.
‘Just imagine the possibilities: if a silly little bus branding deal could ran into millions, and power generating units could ran into hundreds of millions, imagine how much we could have made from a fresh voters’ register,’ a member of government is reported to have told the committee.
Our informants suggest that in the coming days, government may very likely find the least embarrassing means of announcing a shift in its position on the voters’ register.
We could not reach the leaders of the LMVC alliance for comments before going to press, but this news squarely puts them between the proverbial devil and the deep blue sea.
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