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Jega To Resign As INEC Boss, Says Position Stressful

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Jega To Resign As INEC Boss, Says Position Stressful

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April 3, 2015 – Jega To Resign As INEC Chairman, Says Position Is Stressful

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has said he will not accept a tenure renewal even if he is offered.

The tenure of Mr. Jega, appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010 to replace the then chief of Nigeria’s electoral management body, Maurice Iwu, will expire in June this year.

Mr. Jega, a professor of political science, acknowledged that the task of leading INEC was a difficult one adding that he was not interested in tenure renewal and would not accept an offer of extension.

“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,” he 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.”



  1. Moses Inyang

    April 3, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Good decision vacate and let another man occupy that post


    April 4, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    hello .thank you .you are try to nigeria election.i wish you the best.

  3. mark umeh

    April 4, 2015 at 5:57 AM


  4. bae

    April 4, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    @mark u get bad mouth i swear, u guys just talk to people anyhow coz they bring their gist here on naijagist doesnt say you should start using
    non respective language for them…his old enough to be your father get that inti your f**king skull

  5. tell_it_like_it_is

    April 4, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Well done there Prof Jega, for services to your nation! God will bring up another patrotic Nigerian from out there with the love of their country to take over from you.You served your country wella!

  6. jashol

    April 4, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    you have done well for this great nation. may the Almighty God order your step anywhere you go. May God bless you Jega, you are a patriotic Nigerian.

  7. Grace Peter

    April 4, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Thank you for resigning. Great idea. My husband and I have seen that there are many prominent Educated Nigerians out there who can handle any of these post so it wil be nice to give it to them.

    Nigerians if you are a young energetic intelligent genuin reliable with money educated Dr or professor or Master degree politician out there please come out join politics submit your CV. We have these Nigerians many in Nigeria itself, UK USA, south Africa, France and all over. Please come back home. I think Nigeria need you all.

    To Buhari members or existing politicians encourage these young educated Nigerians to come have a chance as well. I think GEJ has shown that Nigeria can move forward with these sort of people.


    April 4, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Allah SWT has helped you to accomplish this difficult task, and Nigerians are living witnesses that you have accomplished your task truthfully and between you and The Almighty Allah, it is therefore better for you to quit once it is time for you to do so, let somebody come and play his role also.

  9. Abubakar Alhassan yahaya

    September 27, 2015 at 8:28 AM


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