Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Immediate Release

Purported Jega Sack: ANEEJ commends President Jonathan

Benin City, Nigeria, 3rd March, 2015….Following the Al-Jazeera interview with President Goodluck Jonathan on 2nd March, 2015, wherein Mr. President has assured that his government has no intention of sacking INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and that he will vacate office if he loses the forth-coming Presidential elections slated for March 28, ANEEJ wishes to commend Mr. President for his candour and statesmanlike position on the rumours that made the rounds about the sack of  the INEC Chairman.

‘We are however concerned that INEC should not use this as an excuse to relax  its grip on the confidence that Mr. President has expressed in the ability of  INEC to conduct a free, fair and credible polls’, ANEEJ executive director, David Ugolor said recently.

INEC chairman had been in the eye of the storm since the postponement of the presidential elections initially slated for February 14 by six weeks. Opposition parties and major stakeholders particularly ANEEJ had expressed worry that Professor Jega’s sack in the wake of the forth-coming elections would derail the election process and give room for anarchy.

About ANEEJ: We seek to contribute to the emergence of a just and equitable African society through socio-economic and environmental rights protection, institutional strengthening and people’s empowerment.

For more information please contact:

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku
Communications Manager, Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ
39 Oyaide Street,
Off Benoni Road,
Benin City