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Attahiru Jega Set To Quit As INEC Chairman

Attahiru Jega Set To Quit As INEC Chairman


Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, has declared that he is not interested in another term when his current tenure expires in June.

Jega was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010 to replace Prof Maurice Iwu.

Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Hausa) Thursday night, Jega said having played his role in the political space for five years, it was time another person to contribute his or her own quota.

Nice one Jega,good luck with your new in coming appointment..

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 Former Niger Delta militant, Asari Dokubo has denied his earlier statement that he is a friend to any government in power. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Asari said they were considering going back to the creek following the conspiracy against his people by the rest of Nigerians.

 – Few Ministers, Wednesday paid a solidarity visit to President Jonathan after he lost his seat to Gen. Buhari. The Ministers include the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN); Minister of State II, Foreign Affairs, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro; Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali; and Minister of National Planning, Suleiman Abubakar.

. Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams, National Coordinator, Oodua People’s Congress, has congratulated the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, on his success in the just-concluded presidential election. He said Buhari’s victory was a clear manifestation of the people’s choice. He said his resilience and tenacity over the years could only equal the record of great leaders like Abraham Lincoln of the USA.

– Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has begged Nigerians to forgive him over his action at the ICC where results of the presidential elections were being collated on Tuesday afternoon. He said he took that action because Jega was not acting on their petition. He said he regretted his action.

– The President of Ijaw Youth Council, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, has congratulated Gen. Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in the just concluded presidential elections. He also called on all Ijaw youths across the nation to eschew violence of any kind.

 – The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Organization, Chief Fani Kayode has congratulated President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari on his emergence as Nigeria’s next president. FFK on Wednesday also commended the sitting president, Goodluck Jonathan and his team for their effort.-

Culled : dailypost




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