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MASSOB vows resistance against polls conducted by Jega

2015-03-05 11:07
People hold signs to protest postponement of elections in Abuja. (File: AFP)

Abuja - Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned that it will not be participating in any elections in the South if Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Attahiru Jega does not step down.

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of MASSOB, gave the warning yesterday at a world press conference held at the MASSOB headquarters and revealed that the group's resolve came amidst various allegations made against Jega, Sun News has reported.

In his address, titled "Jega Must Go", Uwazuruike lamented Jega's insistence to conduct the polls despite outcries from various entities.

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The group has disclosed that their worry stems from the fact that elections would lack credibility should the INEC boss be involved in proceedings.

Uwazuruike noted that Jega has allegedly managed to distribute more than 90 per cent of Permanent Voters' Cards (PVCs) in the North but has failed to distribute 50 per cent of the PVCs in the South before the recent poll shift was decided upon.

In addition, the MASSOB leader alleged that despite the poll shift, allegations of bias against Jega have not minimised but instead increased.

Uwazuruike said that his group is disturbed by the impending calamity that would be caused by Jega and could be avoided through his stepping down as INEC Chairman.

Reda more at Sun News

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