Senator-elect urges Jega to remain as INEC boss beyond June




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GAMAWA (BAUCHI) – Alhaji Suleiman Nazif, the Senator-elect for Bauchi Northern Senatorial District, has appealed to the Chairman the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, to remain in office beyond June in order to enable him perfect the use the Reader in the country’s electoral process.

Nazif made the call in an interview with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Gamawa, headquarters of Gamawa Local Governmnet Area of the state.
Jega’s tenure is expected to expire in June this year.

”Jega has proven to Nigerians that he is a hero, he has done the right thing, and Jega means very well and Jega should be given an opportunity to improve upon the electoral process.

“The process needs to be improved upon, Jega must be commended, loudest ovation should be given to Jega for merely bringing this readers which was partly responsible for giving the opposition victory because checked the ruling ’s exccess.

“Jega has done well and we believe he should be given more time to improve upon the electoral process.”

In a separate interview with NAN, the incumbent senator representing the area, Sen. Garba Gamawa (PDP Bauchi Northern Senatorial District), also corroborated Nazif’s opinion.

“Nobody in the country will have thought that there could be a way out of our dirty electoral process,” he said.

Gamawa described Jega as “hero, he has shown that he is equal to the task of turning the electoral process into viable one that could be emulated by all the countries of the world earlier bedeviled by electoral fraud”.

Also, in another interview with NAN, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, a retired Comptroller- of Customs, advised Jega to recind his decision to quit after the expiration of tenure in June, adding that he (Jega) should remain to perfect the new technology introduced into
the electoral process.
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wish Jega will overlook other things and continue in office so that he will perfect the electoral process he had introduced, especially the reader machine.

“He should perfect in way that the machines could be use in courts and tribunals.

”INEC should insist the use of the machines in trouble like Rivers, Taraba, , Delta and other that have refused to use the machines during the last election to bring peace.” (NAN)
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