Jega to Nigerians: I’m not under pressure to declare election inconclusive


By Olusegun Lawrence               The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega Sunday said the commission is not under any pressure to declare Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election inconclusive.
Jega, who was reacting to a question while addressing a press conference in Abuja, wondered why anybody would think along that line.
There have been rumours in some quarters that the commission may be compelled to declare the election inconclusive.
“We are not under any pressure to declare inconclusive election,” Jega told newsmen while giving updates on the election.
Speaking on the call for cancellation and rescheduling of Saturday’s election in Rivers State, Jega INEC confirmed receipt of the protest letter from APC in the State.
However, he assured that the various allegations raised in the letter are being investigated hence, no decision has been taking yet on the request.
Jega also promised that any INEC staff found culpable would be sanctioned appropriately.
On the announcement of the results on the social media, Jega warned those involved to desist from that, reminding them that it is an offence to pre-empt INEC.

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