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Jonathan bribing small parties to accept shift in polls

2015-02-07 13:31
Abuja - Ahead of Saturday’s meeting between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and registered political parties, the presidency is allegedly bribing smaller parties  to push for the postponement of  the general elections, reports Premium Times.

Government officials on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan have been reaching out to the smaller parties and offering them between $30 000 and $50 000 to vote for the shifting of the election.

The parties are being told to push for at least six weeks extension.

Also read: Nigeria may postpone Feb elections - INEC

Aside, the parties, the Presidency is also reaching out reaching out to the resident electoral commissioners, who will also hold a separate meeting with the INEC Chairman, Prof attahiru Jega on Saturday.

The commissioners are also being offered incentives to call for the postponement of the elections.

Read more at Premium Times.

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