Livid Jonathan meets Jega in Abuja...Pressure on President to sack and probe him, may be forced to step aside

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Attahiru Jega
Sequel to the postponement of the Saturday polls , there are pressures on President Goodluck Jonathan, to sack the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC), boss Attahiru Jega, even as other parties are querying the decision to reschedule the polls for Monday without consulting them.

It was learnt that there are also pressures on Jonathan to ask Jega to explain how he spent the INEC 's N80 Billion allocation, and details of agreement INEC had with the Asian firm. learnt that Jonathan who was livid with rage because Jega had assured him and the nation, all was set for the polls, summoned the INEC boss to an emergency at the Presidential Villa Saturday night.

It was learnt that Jega could not explain why he agreed to have the Asian firm deliver election materials 48 hours before the polls.

According to our sources, Jonathan expressed disgust and embarrassment because, the Federal government and the National Assembly had appropriated over N80 Billion for INEC , just to ensure no excuses was made.

Jega had had explained to the media that that a firm based in Japan could not deliver the materials by Thursday as promised due to flight problems occasioned by the devastating Tsunami, and war in Libya.

But, our source said Jonathan did not buy the excuse, because , according to the President, even if the materials were delivered on Thursday, it would have been near impossible to get them to all the nooks and crannies, especially areas with very bad roads and riverine areas.

Said the source “ There is pressure on Mr President to sack him. The issue is , how can you assure the nation all was set when you knew materials were still in Japan. Even if the materials were delivrered to Abuja on Thursday how would you get them to the remote areas by Friday night in preparation for the polls on Saturday morning”