The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State was not speaking for the party on the call for the sacking of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
Fayose had called for the sacking of Jega, adding that if President Goodluck Jonathan decided to remove him, heaven would not fall.
Dissociating the party from Fayose, PDP said the governor was merely expressing his personal opinion and that his statement should not be construed to mean the position of the party on the issue.
The Deputy National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Sedondus, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
He said, “We are not fighting Jega. The opinion expressed by the governor of Ekiti State on the INEC chairman remains his own. He’s not speaking for the party.”
He further denied that the PDP was pressuring the President to sack Jega, saying, “Never, nothing like that is even cooking. There is no plan to remove Jega. “He added that the party “has absolute confidence in INEC and its leadership.”
Secondus also boasted that the PDP would win the general elections comfortably, adding that the party would not bribe voters to return President Jonathan into office.
“We won’t bribe voters to return the President into office. As a matter of fact, we have never bribed voters before, during or after elections,” he added.