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PDP party chairman Adamu Mu’azu, has backed Jega to deliver


The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu'azu, on Thursday, threw his weight behind the Attahiru Jega-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Mu'azu, speaking at a press conference against the backdrop of calls from certain quarters for Jega's sack, following the shifting of the election dates, said he trust him to do a good job of handling the rescheduled polls.

He expressed his confidence in the INEC boss, saying: "my confidence in Jega is that he will conduct free, fair and credible elections."

The PDP boss spoke to newsmen after a meeting with top shots of the party, including governors.

The PDP chairman, who had earlier in the day expressed surprise at the news of adoption of Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential candidate, for the presidential election by Olusegun Obasanjo, said he has a big doubt about the news credited to Obasanjo.

He said he would not believe the media report on the issue but would rather wait until he listens to the former President himself.

Mu'azu also denounced the news that some PDP governors are campaigning for Buhari, but added that he would advise them if there are any, to stop the anti-party activity in the interest of the party.

He explained that he would not delve on rumour going round over alleged attempt to remove Jega, saying: "I don't work on rumours".

He, however, urged the opposition who are allegedly making it difficult for President Goodluck Jonathan to campaign in the northern zone to desist from the act.

On the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), Mu'azu expressed optimism that the commission will ensure that every eligible voter collects his or her card before the election.

He added that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party met and deliberated "on our nationwide campaign as well as a number of issues in the polity especially regarding preparations for the 2015 general elections."

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