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INEC leader under pressure to quit after Anambra poll

18 November 2013, 19:01

Abuja - The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has called on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to resign following chaotic elections held in Anambra State over the weekend.

CNPP said the electoral body leader should step down forthwith for "betraying the Anambra electorate and Nigerians in general by conducting a sham election, in the name of Anambra State Governorship Election."

"We are making this call on the fact that the eminent Professor Jega from available records bungled the single Anambra State gubernatorial election; and this being the case, what are the guarantees that he will not bungle
the 2015 general elections?" said the CNPP.

CNPP said it was "perplexed" that up until Monday morning when the "gross irregularity" was clearly made public by the Returning Officer, Professor James Okuoke, resulting in the declaration of the result as inconclusive and cancellation of 113 113 votes, Jega behaved like a "hired hand" as he sought to defend INEC's conduct.

"In summary, we call for the total cancellation of the Anambra State Governorship Election. In fact the Anambra State Governorship has in no uncertain terms, exposed Professor Jega's palpable ineptitude, gross incapacity, utter negligence and near compromise in managing elections; therefore Professor Jega should resign forthwith."

- CAJ News


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