Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has rejected tenure renewal, maintaining that he would leave when his tenure ends on June 30.
In an interview with BBC Hausa Service, on Thursday, he said: “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 and if I am requested to serve again, I will not do it, by God’s grace”.
The outgoing INEC chairman is the only one that has conducted two general elections – in 2011 and 2015 – in the political history of Nigeria.