I'll Leave Office When My Tenure Expires June 30 — Jega

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has said that he would leave office when his tenure ends on June 30.
 
Jega, who was appointed in June 2010, told the BBC Hausa Service monitored in Abuja on Wednesday that he would not accept a tenure extension or renewal when his tenure expires on June 30.
 
The INEC chairman, who was a serving Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano before his appointment in June 2010, said during the interview: "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 next opportunity. For me, I am not interested and if I am requested to serve again, I will not do it, by God’s grace.”
 
This is coming on the heels of the tragic death of Alhaji Mukaila Abdullahi, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kano State during a fire incident in his house.  Abdullahi’s last official assignment was the conduct of last Saturday’s Presidential election in the state.
 
Meanwhile Police authorities yesterday announced the death of the Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Mukaila Abdullahi in a mysterious fire which also claimed the lives of his wife and two daughters yesterday morning.
 
But the police ruled out foul play in the deaths which occurred at his residence located on No. 2, Sir Kashim Ibrahim Road, Nasarawa GRA.
 
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