Professor Attahiru Jega Speaks: Says he cannot be sent on “Terminal leave”


jegaThe growing apprehension in some quarters over the removal the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Atahiru Jega before the rescheduled election dates has been laid to rest, as his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kayode Idowu, today, debunked speculations that his principal would proceed on terminal leave before the conduct of the March 28 presidential election.

Idowu, who made this known on Tuesday when he featured in a TV programme monitored in Lagos, explained that Professor Jega’s appointment was not guided by civil service rules and as such, he would serve until his tenure expires on 30th June this year.

The CPS further disclosed that ballot papers to be used for Nigeria’s presidential election rescheduled to hold on 28 March have been delivered by the printers and are currently being kept in the vault of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

He also revealed that thousands of ad hoc personnel were being trained for the general elections initially billed to take place on 14 and 28 February but shifted to 28 March and 11 April.


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