Unic Press UK: Attahiru Jega, the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has berated the lawmakers’ of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, accusing them of obtaining gratification and pursuing selfish interests.
Jega, a professor who was the immediate past chair of INEC of Nigeria, made the observation at a lecture on Democracy Day, Tuesday, the 29 May 2018, in Abuja.
Reacting to the accusation Wednesday when the issue came to the fore at a plenary session of the Nigerian Senate, the Senate President Bukola Saraki challenged Jega, asking him to substantiate his allegation.
Saraki said: “If he (Jega) has those kinds of evidences, he should bring them forward, because to say that, is to suggest that every member of the national assembly is part of this, even those who are not part of this are condoling this action which is far from the truth. I think what the Professor, who is respected should do, is to come out and mention those members he is aware of. If he can’t come out and name them, he should not make such branding statements.”