Chairperson of INEC, Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (AFP)
Abuja - To ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan wins the March 28 presidential election convincingly, the Presidency has launched a two-pronged war against those opposed to his re-election, reports Vanguard.
One of the plans is to replace the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega with a less independent-minded person.
The thinking in the Presidency is that Jega is too independent-minded and uncooperative despite being given the job on a platter of gold by the president’s men.Also read: Tinubu describes poll shift as democracy at gunpoint
The plot is to forced Jega to comply with the civil service procedure by proceeding on his three months terminal leave with effect from March 1, this year since he is expected to retire on June 13.
The other plan to to stop Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate from contesting the election with Jonathan.
Read more at Vanguard.
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