Former Nigeria’s Envoy to Canada, Amb Dare Bejide, has made warnings against the call to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, describing those behind the call as enemies of the nation.The PDP governorship aspirant in Ekiti State made the remarks in a statement issued by the Director General, Dare Bejide Campaign Organization, Mr. Abiodun Bamiteko, in Ado Ekiti on Saturday.
According to the statement, the INEC chief signalled a setback to the country’s democratic process at this stage when the Commission should consolidate on the success of the 2011 poll.
It will be recalled that the leaders of the opposition party, APC, demanded for Jega’s sack. INEC Chairman was blamed for the irregularities that took place during the Anambra governorship elections, held on November 16.
Here it an extract from the statement, “Sacking the INEC chairman will never solve the problem. The 2011 (election) was a huge success and the opposition benefited from it. I expected them to encourage the INEC to consolidate on the gains of 2011 poll than calling for Jega’s sack."