Anambra Election Fall-Out: Groups Reject Jega’s ApologyAnambra Election, Featured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
A group under the aegis of Movement for Better Anambra State has insisted on total cancellation of the 16th November controversial Anambra state gubernatorial polls, just as it rejects the independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega’s apology on the inconclusive election.
The group however, advised the electoral body to forget the planed supplementary election slated for 30 November in the state, saying there should be a fresh election.
Coordinator of the body, Ichie Patrick Obileri in a statement issued over the weekend in Awka, said, “What Jega has done is to tell our people that the day light fraud and manipulation of November 16, 2013 election were pre-planned to enthrone an unpopular candidate and we see the apology as an after thought.”
“The only way out is for him to forget about the so-called supplementary election and conduct fresh election with the original register of voters which they already have in their custody and not to apologise to us.”
In a similar development, the Anambra state chapter of Nigeria Youth Council, in a brief
statement by its Acting Chairman, Comrade Chibuzor Ekwenye in Awka , also called for total cancellation of the election, alleging that the exercise was not credible in any form.
He also advised Profesor Jega to tender his resignation letter as he is no longer competent to handle the electoral body, having failed to conduct a free and fair election in Anambra state.
“We unequivocally call for the immediate resignation of Prof. Attahiru Jega as INEC chairman as his integrity is not just in doubt because he has lost control of INEC and he cannot conduct free, fair and credible election in Anambra State alone, one wonders what will happen in 2015 general elections,” he asked.
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