My 2023 Presidency Ambition? Professor Jega Finally Makes Huge Statement

My 2023 Presidency Ambition? Professor Jega Finally Makes Huge Statement

  • Professor Attahiru Jega has finally declared that he is not interested in contesting the 2023 presidency
  • The former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made this known in Ilorin
  • Meanwhile, the outspoken INEC boss also lambasted the National Assembly for opposing electronic transmission of result

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega, on Saturday said that he is not interested in the 2023 presidency.

This is just as he said that constitutional provision that prohibits the use of technology is a militating factor against electronic voting in the country.

Jega says he has no 2023 ambition.
Professor Jega says he is not interested in 2023 presidency. Photo: Attahiru Jega
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The political science professor said this in Ilorin, Kwara state in a lecture organised by Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development.

The lecture was entitled: ‘politics, governance and leadership recruitment in 21st century democracy.’

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He, therefore, urged the National Assembly to remove the legal encumbrance for electronic voting to be possible.

Prof Jega also blamed the National Assembling for opposing the use of electronic transmission of results, arguing that the method is cost-effective and easier to deploy.

“The National Assembly after 2019 elections promised to review the electoral legal framework which will to improve the integrity of the electoral commission."

2023: Former INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, endorsed as Nigeria’s next president

Earlier, the Jega Supporters Movement of Nigeria endorsed the former chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, as the best candidate to serve as president in 2023.

The group in a statement in Kano state argued that Jega has the leadership qualities to move Nigeria forward.

The chairman of the support group, Ahamad Tijjani, pointed out that Jega’s achievements in the academic sector and as the chairman of INEC stands him out.

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Meanwhile, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa the president of the Ph*rmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has announced his decision to join the race as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The former chairman, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), declared his readiness to join the presidential race at a press conference in Lagos on Thursday, September 9.

Ohuabunwa, founder of Neimeth Ph*rmaceutical said his decision to rule in 2023, was not based on geopolitical location but on convictions of what he could offer Nigeria, The News added.

The Abia-born politician and businessman, however, did not disclose what platform he intends to use to achieve his aspirations. He went on to note that the political party he would be aligning with would be announced soon.

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