Balarabe Musa, chairman, board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), says he is delighted to welcome Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), into the party.
In a chat with journalists at his Kaduna residence on Monday, Musa asked Jega not to forget that the PRP he is “romancing now” was once ‘illegally’ deregistered by him.
The former governor of Kaduna, who said he only learnt of Jega’s membership on the pages of newspapers, added that three months ago, Falalu Bello, national chairman of the party, hinted him of the development.
“We have to exercise care and caution on Prof. Attahiru Jega? Jega was the INEC chairman that under his chairmanship, PRP was deregistered,” he said.
“It became a big struggle for us. We approached the court, and the court reinstated the party. But we had to sue the INEC chairman for contempt of court because when the court gave the judgement that our party should be reinstated, 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.”