NSA rubbishes claims of Jega sack

By Post Nigeria February 11, 2015 10:02

NSA rubbishes claims of Jega sack

The Presidency has dismissed speculations on some online and social media platforms, that the Federal Government plans to sack the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega.

A source from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, revealed that the office has been bombarded with calls from all parts of the country, describing the rumoured sack as an outright falsehood and mischievous propaganda, engineered by some forces within the main opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC.

The source yesterday, who cited security concerns, cautioned politicians against spreading falsehood capable of inciting violence to desist from doing so.

A Presidency official said, “The rumoured sack of Jega is not from the Presidency, but part of the propaganda by the opposition to soil the good name of the President, to discredit the government and cause trouble.”

The top official stressed that the current administration is a law-abiding government that “follows the constitution in the discharge of its duties, including the Chairman of INEC or any member for that matter.

“The laws are clear about the question of leaving or not leaving and government has nothing to do with that.

“The man has a job to do and please allow him to do the job without dragging government into it and the man working under the rule of law.

“This is the government that has been obeying the rule of law and is not going to abandon its adherence to it.

“Please, they should allow Professor Jega to do his work and stop heating up the polity.” the source said.

Meanwhile, INEC has said that the postponement would allow INEC perfect its preparations for the polls, adding that there can never be 100 per cent preparations for an election since things continue to change, until the last day of the polls.