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August 16, 2018

National Assembly notorious for bribery – Jega

… It’s pot calling kettle black – lawmakers A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, on Monday knocked the National Assembly, claiming that its members indulged in unbridled corruption. Particularly, he slammed committee chairmen in Senate and House of Representatives who he said engaged in the act with impunity in the course of carrying out oversight function. He expressed dismay that the Muhammadu Buhari administration was focusing its anti-corruption war on embezzlement and theft rather than tackling bribe giving and taking in states and federal government institutions, “The fight against corruption has to be intensified in…

Buhari’s supporters warn against removing Jega

Buhari Support Organization (BSO), the umbrella body of all voluntary groups working for the election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, has warned against any attempt to change the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Such alteration, it said, would amount to tampering with the credibility of the elections and the independence of the commission. The group also alerted to plots by President Goodluck Jonathan and his supporters to bring back the inglorious days of the Association for Better Nigeria (ABN) by using the courts to scuttle the elections. Addressing a news conference…

2015: JEGA’S CALCULUS AND THE MATRIX OF IGBO MARGINALIZATION

In the words of Haile Selassie, “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who could have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” These words strikes a responsive chord in the backdrop of the recent creation of over 30000 polling units by the INEC chairman Attahiru  Jega, in a move seen by many as calculated to give unfair advantage to the North in the next presidential election and the seemly silence of the south east,…