In an interview with BBC Hausa, INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega says he will be leaving office in June this year when his tenure as Chairman of the electoral body ends. He goes as far as saying that even if he is asked to continue in office, he would not.
“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. 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 & if I am requested to serve again, I will not do it, by God’s grace” he said.
Prof. Jega came into office in 2010 and has conducted two elections so far, which have the been judged the fairest in Nigeria.