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February elections will hold – Prof. Attahiru Jega
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February elections will hold – Prof. Attahiru Jega

Fola Akintomide

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Friday dismissed calls for the postponement of the February 14 presidential election and the February 28 governorship elections, stating that the commission would implement the elections guidelines to the letter.
“We have issued an election guideline since 2014 and we are very busy implementing the election guidelines as published by the commission. And we shall implement that election guidelines to the letter,” he asserted.

Jega who refused to comment on the comments of the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, that the election should be postponed, said, “I don’t want to comment on this. Like everybody, we read it in the papers. I myself have read many things that have been attributed to me which I know I didn’t say. So until I can confirm and get clarification it will be premature for me at this public event to start saying anything. I have no comments on it.”

He also said that elections would take place in 155,000 voting centres across the federation.