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Nigerian Election Head “Won’t Resign”

Abraham Terngu | Reuters   in  ·
March 17, 2015

ABUJA (Reuters) – The head of Nigeria’s electoral commission said on Monday that he would not resign, rejecting calls from some supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan for him to stand down before a March 28 election.

Jonathan’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised Attahiru Jega’s handling of the electoral process and some accuse him of bias towards the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, charges he denies.

“I believe it would be a disservice to this country at this point in time for me to say I’m resigning,” Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), told reporters in the capital Abuja.


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