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What’s your own with Jega sef?, PDP asks APC



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned the rational and reasons for what it said was the false alarms and uncontrolled nervousness regarding chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega ahead of the 2015 general elections by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party therefore called on the APC to come out clear and explain to Nigerians the links between it and Prof. Jega, which informs and propels its interest in his stay in office.

The party’s national publicity ecretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said it was more than curious that the APC has continued to fabricate stories and show undue interest in Jega, adding that such raise a lot of questions for the opposition and the INEC boss.

He said, “Undoubtedly, the frenzy, hysteria and spate with which the APC has been inventing stories regarding Prof. Jega’s stay in office, even when nothing suggests that such was on the table, raise a lot of issues.

“We ask, is there any underlining issue or arrangement between APC and Prof. Jega which the opposition is hell-bent to protect, informing its anxiety and apprehension towards his stay in office?

“While it is noted that the APC is a party of one week, one lie, we in the PDP look beneath the surfaces to the deeper issues propelling the lies.

“Finally, we wish to remind the leadership of INEC that Nigerians are monitoring its activities and series of unfolding political events ahead of the elections, and will not accept anything less than the conduct of credible, free and fair general elections come March 28 and April 11, 2015.”

Meanwhile, the Punch reports that the Federal Government might have shortlisted four national commissioners to take over from Jega as the chairman of the INEC, and that Jega might be asked to hand over to one of the commissioners in INEC and also proceed on a three-month terminal leave.

– Ripples

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