Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, has stated that unless politicians do away with their do-or-die attitude and crooked means of winning elections at all cost, the credibility of elections would always be undermined. He lamented that the greatest challenge towards the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria, is the general tendency among some politicians who are bent on winning election by hook or by crook, stressing that unless the politicians changed their unpatriotic attitude, the integrity of elections will always be undermined no matter the efforts of the commission in ensuring credible elections. Jega who featured as a guest on the personality progrmme of the Kaduna-based Liberty radio maintained that some of these politician always want to persuade the officials of the commission to do them favour, adding that if such overtures fail, the politicians will want to intimidate, harass or threaten the officials. This, according to him, is “obviously the mentality of do or die, or winning by hook or crook means which is a dominant tendency in the mindset of politicians in Nigeria. Jega said “this has to change because if it does not change, no matter what adequate and efficient preparation of the commission the integrity of the election will always be undermined.” He however said nobody has ever intimidated or attempted to influence or bribe him to manipulate elections results in the country.
The Annual Cargolux Inter-Club Squash Tournament which is in its 9th edition commenced on Monday, August 19 at the Squash Section of the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. In this interview with Capt. Sina Akinfenwa, Managing Director of Merchant Express Cargo Airlines, Sales and Services Agent of Cargolux Airlines in Nigeria, sponsors of the tournament, he […]
30 days deadline for President's assent expires today, the President was angered by National assembly men padding the budget with additional N63 billion. National assembly claimed that they will use the Nbillions for Projects in their respective constituencies while majority of Law makers are claiming that their leaders did not inform them before padding the […]
A South African court on Tuesday jailed Nigerian national, Henry Okah for 24 years after he was convicted of 13 terrorism charges over twin bombings in Abuja in 2010. “Effectively, the accused Okah is therefore sentenced to 24 years imprisonment,” said Judge Neels Claassen. Twelve people were killed in the bomb attacks in the Nigerian […]