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APC senators accuse Jonathan of plotting to remove Jega

2015-02-26 17:11
Attahiru Jega
Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (Stringer, AFP)

Abuja - Senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting  to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, next week, reports New Telegraph.

The senators made the allegation during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Senator Gorge Akume, Senate’s Minority Leader, during the briefing said the APC senators have it on good authority that President Jonathan and the PDP are planning to remove Jega.

Also read: Plot to remove Jega thickens

They, however, cautioned the President against the move as Jega can only remove with the support of two-third majority of the Senate.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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