Explain Your Links With Jega, PDP Tells APC


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to explain its links with the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to Nigerians. This, the ruling party says may explain why the APC is so interested in ensuring Jega stays in office.

In a statement, Saturday, by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, the party said it was more than curious that the APC has continued to fabricate stories and show undue interest in Prof. Jega.

“Undoubtedly, the frenzy, hysteria and spate with which the APC has been inventing stories regarding Prof. Jega’s stay in office even when nothing suggests that such was on the table, raise a lot of issues.

“We ask, is there any underlining issue or arrangement between APC and Prof. Jega which the opposition is hell-bent to protect, informing its anxiety and apprehension towards his stay in office?

“While it is noted that the APC is a party of one week, one lie, we in the PDP look beneath the surfaces to the deeper issues propelling the lies. We therefore challenge the APC to come out clean and tell Nigerians the real reason behind their false alarms and uncontrolled nervousness regarding Prof. Jega ahead of the 2015 general elections.

“Finally, we wish to remind the leadership of INEC that Nigerians are monitoring its activities and series of unfolding political events ahead of the elections, and will not accept anything less than the conduct of credible, free and fair general elections come March 28 and April 11, 2015,” the PDP said.