The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has dismissed allegations that he is under pressure to proceed on terminal leave ahead of the forthcoming general elections, stressing he has a duty until April 11. Premium Times report.
“I have a job to do and it would be a disservice to Nigerians for me to resign,” Jega told a town hall meeting in Abuja on Monday. Punch report.
Mr Jega also assured that voters whose fingerprints might not be recognised by card readers would be allowed to vote after they must have filled incident forms.
The INEC boss said that protests and calls by some groups for his resignation would not deter him and his team from delivering free and fair elections to Nigerians.
He said, “I have heard of the several calls for me to be removed. In fact, I am aware that some groups have been protesting. Well, I have a job to do and I will do it. Nobody has asked me to resign and all of us at INEC are focused on ensuring that this election is free and fair.”
Jega further assured Nigerians that INEC had put in place, some stringent measures to prevent multiple voting in the elections.