A former governor of Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa has said the the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega refused to obey court judgement ordering the reinstatement of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) after it was deregistered by INEC under his watch.
Musa, the chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PRP disclosed this in Kaduna on Monday when he fielded questions from journalists in his residence. He said the party then had to sue Jega for contempt of court. The BOT chairman said he learnt about Jega’s entry into the party in the media.
He said the former INEC chairman is welcomed to the party but called called for caution from party members.
“We have to exercise care and caution because who is Prof. Attahiru Jega? Prof.Jega was the INEC chairman, and under his chairmanship, PRP was deregistered. It became a big struggle for us.
“We approached the court, and the court restated the party. But we have to sue the INEC chairman for contempt of court because when the court gave the judgement that our party should be restated, he refused to give us the recognition.
“The same person is coming to the party he once deregistered. He is welcome because we cannot reject him and since our party is a public property and open to everyone, he is welcome” he said.
Jega had two weeks ago announced his membership of the PRP.