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Plot to remove Jega suffers setback

2015-03-04 17:27
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 - President Goodluck jonathan may have temporarily dumped the option of asking the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega to go on leave, reports The Nation.

The President change of heart follows advice from legal experts, who told him that such move may boomerang.

The legal expects made it clear to him that political appointees are not subject to terminal leave like civil servants.

They noted that late President Umaru Yar’Adua erred by asking the former INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu to proceed on terminal leave.

Also read: Jega may go this week

They also advised the President against allowing Jega to go on terminal leave because the timing of the agitation is inauspicious and non-strategic.

Read more at The Nation.

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