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Cleric cautions against Jega’s removal


THE Primate of the Orthodox Anglican Church, Nigeria, Bishop Christopher Umane, has cautioned against removing the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega under any guise.

   Speaking to journalists Wednesday, Umane chided clerics who mix religion with politics.

   Reacting to the recent allegations that some members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) were bribed to support a particular presidential candidate, he said, “the church should not be partial in the choice of a candidate, let the church pray about it, and as leaders, let us not mislead the people.

   On the use of the card reader, he said, “I know what the card reader means and I know what the PVC stands for. But there are some people who don’t want this. They want to prevent INEC from using the card reader and the PVC. They know it will be difficult to rig this election and the only way to rig is to remove Jega and bring a surrogate but that will be a dangerous move because they will throw the country into chaos.”

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