Contrary to insinuations that former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Atathiru Jega to proceed on terminal leave or retire before the general elections, Jega has denied that noting of such happened.
He described the insinuations as the work of rumour mongers who did not want anything good for Nigeria. Speaking in Lagos at a programme tagged, ‘Afternoon Tea with Professor Attahiru Mohammed Jega’ by EbonyLife TV, Jega said he was never threatened or asked to proceed on leave or retire by anybody or authority.
He stated that he never contemplated going on leave because he knew there was a job to be done. He, however, admitted that knowing the nature of the country, he was fully prepared for the worst to happen during the elections.
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