Alleged plot by the presidency to send the chairman of INEC on terminal leave next week

February 27, 2015 9:17 am

The secret moves to remove Professor Attahiru Jega from at all cost
is not over after all. The leading opposition party, the All
Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Senate has raised the alarm
over an alleged plot by the presidency to send the chairman of INEC on
terminal leave next week.

According to the leader of the caucus, , the plan is
aimed at ensuring that Jega will be removed to pave way for a more
pliant person to take over so that the Presidency can use him to achieve
its agenda.

“We received information from very, very informed sources, very credible
sources, that next week, the chairman of INEC will be served a letter
by the office of the Head of Service directing him to proceed on
terminal leave.”Whether the letter is from the Head of Service or the presidency, it doesn’t make sense”.

Speaking to Senate correspondents in Abuja, Akume, who led other APC
senators to a briefing, said that as a political appointee, Jega does
not operate under civil service rules.

“After bringing the issue of card readers, they are now trying to hang
Jega. It won’t work”, the caucus stated, while adding that they will
resist any attempt to undermine the credibility of the elections.”
The senators said the preparations for elections have gone too far for
anyone to want to slow the process down with any unnecessary change.
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