THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is suspicious of the link between the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) ,Prof. Attahiru Jega, which the ruling party claimed is causing the APC to insist on Jega retaining his seat at the helms of the electoral body.
A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Saturday, titled: “Explain Your Links With Jega,” challenged the APC to come out clear and explain to Nigerians the links between it and the INEC chairman, which informs and propels its feverish fixation and huge interest in his stay in office.
It said it was “more than curious that the APC has continued to fabricate stories and show undue interest in Prof. Jega, adding that “such raises a lot of questions for the opposition and the INEC chairman.”
The statement added: “Undoubtedly, the frenzy, hysteria and spate with which the APC has been inventing stories regarding 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 underlying 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 surface 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.”