Jonathan speaks on 2015 general elections, says he “was disappointed by Jega”

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[Abuja]–Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been alleged of expressing his disappointment over the handling of the 2015 by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This was disclosed by Segun Adeniyi, Nigerian Journalists and former Spokesperson for the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, in his new book titled, ‘Against the Run of Play.’

Quoting Jonathan, Adeniyi wrote, “I was disappointed by Jega because I still cannot understand what was propelling him to act the way he did in the weeks preceding the election.

“As at the first week in February 2015 when about 40 percent of Nigerians had not collected their PVCs, Jega said INEC was ready to conduct an election in which millions of people would be disenfranchised.

“Of course, the Americans were encouraging him to go ahead yet they would never do such a thing in their own country. How could we have cynically disenfranchised about a third of our registered voters for no fault of theirs and still call that a credible election?

“The interesting thing was that the opposition also supported the idea of going on with the election that was bound to end in confusion,” the former president said.

Recall that Professor Attahiru Jega, was the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the 2015 general elections which saw the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party for the first time in 16 years, to the incumbent party, All Progressives Congress.




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