The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of Nigeria Prof Attahiru Jega, has stated that he is not interested in another term when his current tenure expires in June.
President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Jega in 2010 to replace Prof Maurice Iwu.
Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday night, Jega said, â€œI 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.
â€œWhatever assignment one will do for five years â€“ 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 Godâ€™s grace.â€
On the allegations of bias against him by a PDP chieftain, Mr Godsday Orubebe, at the National Collation Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, Jega said, â€œI maintained my calmness because I knew all the allegations were false. There is nothing that frightens me or disturbs me because, of all our actions, we have explanations for them.â€
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