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Polls shift: PDP passes vote of confidence on Jega

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made a U-turn over the ability of the embattled chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, in conducting the rescheduled general elections slated for March 28 and April 11, respectively.

Recall that the director-general, Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ahmadu Ali, had queried the commission for ‘some aberration’ in the distribution of PVCs, just as spokesperson of the organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, had on Wednesday alleged that Jega had held secret meetings with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Dubai. But at a press conference on Thursday, PDP national chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, said notwithstanding the postponement of the polls, the party still has confidence in Jega.

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While urging the commission to put its house in order before the rescheduled elections, the national chairman expressed, how- ever, expressed concern over the lopsidedness in the distribution of PVCs.

According to him, the postponement does not in any way favour any of the parties, stressing that the shift in the polls is within the law. Also, he harped on the need for all political parties participating in the poll to eschew hate speeches in their campaigns and focus on issues.