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PDP splits over Jega

2015-02-13 11:06
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 - Less than a day after the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, of partisanship, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Adamu Mu’azu, has passed a vote of confidence on the him to conduct the March 28 and April 11 general elections, reports Punch.

Mu'azu, who was speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, said the party has confidence in Jega, especially as President Goodluck Jonathan, who appointed him, has said he does not intend to remove him and members of his team in INEC.

He stated that although the election was postponed because of INEC’s unreadiness, the party was confident that Jega would deliver free, fair and credible elections.

Also read: PDP accuses Jega of holding secret meeting with APC

He noted that the postponement of the elections would enable Jega and his team to distribute the remaining voter cards.

Mu'azu"s position contradicts sharply that of the PDP, which called for the ouster of Jega from INEC.

Read more at Punch.

Read more on: 2015 elections


Read more on: inec  |  adamu mu'azu  |  muhammadu buhari  |  abuja  |  2015  |  election

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