House Of Reps Moves To Block Jega’s Removal

Despite the fact that the President reassured Nigerians in an Al Jazeera interview yesterday that he has no plans to remove the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, the House Of Reps is clearly taking no chances.

A member of the House of Reps, Ali Ahmed (APC) moved a motion purportedly to stop any possibility of the removal of Attahiru Jega. While moving the motion, Ali Ahmad said, “Any alteration to the status quo arrangement in whatever form at this crucial stage will invariably lead to further postponement of the date elections.
“Further concerned that such threats to tamper with the status quo may take several forms, including but not limited to the illegal removal of the current INEC Chairman”.

After opposition from the Deputy minority leader, Leo Ogor, the motion was put to vote and a majority of the members supported it.

The House passed a resolution, part of which reads; “Hold personally accountable at domestic judicial forum or at the International Court of Justice, any persons or organisations that foist on INEC any decision or action whatsoever, including unconstitutional attempt to remove the current INEC chairman, that has the effect of making it impracticable for elections to hold on 28th March and 11th April, 2015.”

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