?Chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, will be directed to proceed on terminal leave next week, APC senators caucus in the national assembly has said.
Speaking at a press conference at the national assembly complex in Abuja on Thursday, George Akume, former governor of Benue state and senate minority leader, who represents Benue west, said the APC have received information that the head of service would direct Jega to proceed on terminal leave next week.
The senators condemned the attempt to remove the INEC chairman under any guise, saying his removal would be tantamount to “subversion of the system”.
“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.”
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