Why we want Jega removed – MASSOB


The Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Bi­afra (MASSOB), at the weekend, held a rally in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, to explain its demand for the removal of the National Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Atahiru Jega, over electoral insin­cerity.

Speaking on the occa­sion, the Zonal Woman Leader of the group, Mrs. Comfort Ogbuokiri, ac­cused Jega of being bi­ased, going by his recent allocation of more elec­toral booths to the north­ern states than those in the southern part of the country,

“We want Jega removed because he has shown openly to the world that he has a hidden agenda that would favour the people of the North. Some powerful northern people are using Jega. We want him removed,” she said.

The MASSOB mem­bers, who had converged around Michael Okpara Square, were seen carry­ing placards with inscriptions like: “Jega your job is over”; “Jega must go”; “INEC boss must go”; among others, and using the rally to state their sup­port for the re-election bid of Jonathan for another term in office.

Ogbuokiri said the movement still believed in its cause to bring about the sovereign State of Bi­afra, but was concerned over what was happening in the country.

Another top operative of MASSOB, Peter Ony­ema, said the group was not against the conduct of the general election, except that the organisation wanted to express its position on some crucial national issues.


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