Monday 8 June 2015

Professor Attahiru Jega to quit as INEC Chairman on June 30

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, will quit office June 30, it has been confirmed.

There have been speculations that the INEC chairman would quit office June 8 at the end of his five year tenure.

He was appointed in June 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, suceeding Maurice Iwu.

However, INEC spokesperson, Nick Dazang, told journalists that Jega would be in office until the end of the month.

“The chairman’s tenure would end on June 30 and he is still in office,” he said.

Mr. Dazang also said Professor Jega was not in his office on Monday because he had travelled out of Nigeria on an official assignment.

Mr. Jega, shortly after the last general election held on March 28 and April 11, said he would not be seeking for a fresh term in office. He also said he would decline the offer of renewal if granted.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune 

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