INEC: President Jonathan To Sack Jega? See Who Is Replacing Him

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Reports have started to gather momentum that the Federal Government is preparing to dismiss the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Attahiru Jega, and replace him with the the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU), Professor Femi Mimiko, who is the younger brother of Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko.

According to Naij publication, Prof. Mimiko appointment as the VC of the Akungba-based University in Ondo State, five years ago, received lot of backlashes from stakeholders who criticised the Ondo State Governor for appointing his blood brother in such a position.

Close source to the Mimiko’s disclosed that “It is a done deal! Prof. will be drafted into the race as President Jonathan is no more comfortable with Jega in that position”.

The speculation has received inundated attention on Twitter, with a user by the name, Ajibade Abiodun claiming to have had a chat with Prof. Mimiko and also fueling the rumour incessantly. See his tweet below:

“Brief chat with Prof Femi Mimiko over the weekend! Dont be surprised if he becomes INEC chairman very soon.— Ajibade Abiodun (@biodunajibade) February 9, 2015 “

Vanguard in a report captures it all saying: “The Presidency is considering bringing in another academic from the South-West, who is currently heading a tertiary institution in the country. The professor of Political Science and International Relations is said to be a sibling of a serving governor in the South-West, who is a close ally of President Jonathan and his party.”

Governor Mimiko who is the campaign coordinator for the president’s campaign team in the South-west was recently quoted as saying the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) lacks the intellectual competence and capability to run a 21st century government.



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  1. am proud of Goodluck jonathan,do as much as you can,i fill sorry for people when dey go against Goodluck,na hausa and yoruba na get this country,wen God created nigeria he write those two tribe for the certificate,say na dem get the country una be fool,even Goodluck nor rule well,i luv am like dat,bc nor be him start the corruption,and nor be him go end am,so stop behavin like say we be slave

  2. Nobody will replace Jega before June 2015. Nobody. No replacement. No interim. No change in philosophy. No change in implementation. Mr. Jega, the man, may or may not proceed on leave. A replacement may even be nominated. But that replacement would not take office until late June 2015 and would hold absolutely no influence over this election. Those who seek delay, delay, delay, and who laugh at the efforts of Mr. Jega, INEC staff and voters, have no conception of pride of workmanship. The people’s will shall be heard and counted. Mr. Jega or one of his many hard-working, diligent deputies will shock the world on 27 March 2015, giving the instruction to PROCEED AS SCHEDULED. What then? Will the military turn its guns against the distribution of ballots? No matter. Our RIGHT TO CHOOSE shall not be denied. Not in modern Nigeria. Not in 2015. Not ever!

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