Reports emanating from Abuja are that chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega may proceed on terminal leave in the first week of March preparatory to leaving his post at the helms of the electoral body.
Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made this assertion on Thursday at a press conference held inside the national assembly complex.
According to the senators led by former Governor of Benue State, George Akume, there may be plans afoot to push Jega out of the leadership of INEC before the elections. The senators claimed to have credible information confirming that the Federal Government will indeed hand Jega his letter next week.
The enraged senators claimed that this now plot against Jega is an attempt to subvert the democratic process in the country.
“Only dishonest politicians fear Jega as chairman of INEC. We have received information that next week Jega will be served a letter from the head of service directing him to proceed on terminal leave. We wonder why the government wants to tamper with the current arrangement of INEC,” Akume said.
He continued: “We want elections that are credible. We oppose Jega’s removal by the back door. On a daily basis, Jega is being attacked. We condemn what the government wants to do. This is the road to Golgotha. I wonder why they want to destroy this country.”