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Touch not: House of Reps passes resolution against removal of Jega

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Touch not: House of Reps passes resolution against removal of Jega

by Dare Lawal

On Tuesday in Abuja, the federal house of representatives passed a resolution against the removal of Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

There have been rumours that Jega was going to be asked to proceed on terminal leave and replaced by someone else who will be charged to conduct the general election.

To forestall such a move, the lower chamber of the national assembly, in a motion sponsored by Rep Ali Ahmed (APC, Kwara), said any action by the federal government or any other agency to tamper with the present status quo of the conduct of the election would spell doom for the country.

Members of the House agreed that any individual or association who moved for the removal of the INEC chairman ahead of the polls should be held accountable, as that would create chaos in the land.

There was however some opposition to the resolution by the deputy House Leader, Rep Leo Ogor. who said the motion was speculative and that nobody is under any illusion of seeing Jega removed at this time. That however did not stop the resolution from scaling through.

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