Jega to critics: Don’t make empty allegations

Amid calls for his resignation and outright cancellation of the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State by aggrieved Nigerians, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega on Wednesday hit back at his critics, accusing them of making porous allegations against the commission.

The INEC boss, who spoke on the controversial election yesterday in Abuja, fell short of calling his critics rabble rousers, as he accused them of making wild and unsubstantiated allegations against him and the Commission just to bake their cake.

He spoke before a forum of civil society groups anchored by Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), headed by Chief Clement Nwankwo.

Prof. Jega who received a barrage of attacks from the civil society groups over the conduct of the Anambra election revealed that his commission having observed the shortcomings of the election was going back to the drawing board to correct the lapses.

The INEC boss added that all the allegations of disenfranchisement and wrongful display of voters register were unfounded and challenged all the candidates and political parties accusing the commission of disenfranchisement and displaying fake voters register, to come with proof.

Jega had earlier admitted without any form of reservation that the commission failed to meet the expectations of Nigerians in the conduct of the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State.

He said there was no country in the world with a perfect voter register adding that the Commission would continue to improve on the voter register periodically.

Source: Sun News

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