Friday, 13 March 2015

MASSOB Insists That Jega Must Go

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, in Ebonyi State, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, from office, following allegations of sectionalism and incompetence levelled against him.

Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the zonal leader of MASSOB, Ebonyi South zone, Mr. John Nwifuru condemned the continued stay of the INEC Chairman in office, stressing that trying to increase the polling units in the North were clear indications that he is pursuing a northern agenda.

“We want to call on the Federal government to relieve Jega of his job before this forthcoming general election. He is not national in outlook; from our investigation, Jega is pursuing a northern agenda and should not be allowed to remain in that office.”

He stressed the need for INEC to scrap the use of card readers in this year’s general elections, adding that it would be disastrous for the nation if the device failed to perform optimally as many voters would be disenfranchised.

He advised Federal Government to appoint another chairman that is more national in his approach, to avoid a situation of anarchy, lawlessness and crisis before or during the elections.

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