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Jega denies being forced to proceed on leave before 2015 elections

22 June 2015, 12:40

Lagos - 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, reports Thisday.

He described the insinuations as the work of rumour mongers who did not want anything good for Nigeria.

Also read: INEC chief says he will not resign

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.

Read more at Thisday.

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