The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governors have over-ruled the Director of the party’s Presidential Campaign Origination, Femi Fani-Kayode, who only yesterday made serious allegations against the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega. The PDP leadership has today passed a vote of confidence on Professor Jega.
At a press briefing today, the National Chairman of the ruling party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu in Abuja recalled that even President Goodluck Jonathan had expressed confidence in the chairman of the commission and that with that, there was no way the party would defer from the President’s position.
At the briefing, which was held at the national headquarters of the party, were some governors of the party led by the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, who is also the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio. The position of the party and its governors was a departure from the position of its campaign directorate which had threatened to pass a vote of no confidence in Jega and his team.
Fani-Kayode, had complained about the distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards, which it alleged was being skewed in favour of the opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mu’azu however differed on this, saying that the postponement of the elections would enable the chairman of the commission and his team to distribute the remaining voter cards.
“You asked if the party has confidence in Jega? My answer is not far-fetched.
“The President stated during his media briefing last night (Wednesday) that he has confidence in Jega. We also have confidence in Jega that he and his team will conduct free, fair and transparent elections.” [myad]