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Attahiru Jega ‘I’m not interested in a longer tenure,’ INEC Chairman says

Jega stated further that he had successfully completed the task assigned to him and would not continue in office even if he was offered another term.

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INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has said he has no interest in an elongated tenure.

Jega stated further that he had successfully completed the task assigned to him and would not continue in office even if he was offered another term.

The INEC Chairman stated this during a recent interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

“I am grateful to God. I was asked to come and contribute my own quota to the national development and I have done my bit to the best of my ability,” Jega said.

“Whatever assignment one will do for five years – just like this difficult one — to me if one is able to successfully accomplish the task, someone else should be given the opportunity. Because for me I am not interested and if I am requested to serve again, I will not do it, by God’s grace,” he added

Jega was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010. His tenure will expire in June 2015.

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