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Four parties call for Jega to go on terminal leave

2015-03-05 14:23
People hold signs to protest postponement of elections in Abuja. (File: AFP)

Abuja - Four political parties have called for the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attahiru Jega to proceed on terminal leave, Naij reports.

In addition, the group has warned that they will not participate in the March 28 and April 11 elections should the use of card readers not be suspended beforehand.

The group, comprising of the MEGA Progressive People's Party, People's Party of Nigeria, Alliance for Democracy and Advanced Congress for Democrats, has stated the reason for their decision being due to unprofessional behaviour and bad judgement exhibited on the part of Jega.

Also read: Heaven's won't fall if Jega is sacked - Fayose

The call comes just hours after an allegation made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Government regarding the use of "satellite organs" from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to seek a fresh shift in elections.

It has been alleged that fifteen political parties and five presidential aspirants may pull out of the upcoming polls. The names of these have yet to be disclosed.

Read more at Naij

Read more on: inec  |  attahiru jega  |  nigeria

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