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Reports Saying I Want To Be President Are False – Jega

Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega

Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega

Ex chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega has come out to say that he doesn’t intend to contest for presidency in the 2023 elections.

He recently revealed this at a lecture organised by the Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development, with the theme ‘Politics, Governance and Leadership Recruitment in 21st Century Democracy,’ in Ilorin, Kwara State.

According to him, he doesn’t remember telling anyone that he was interested in running for the position of Nigeria’s president so the rumors are made up.

He added that even if it is true that he has registered as a member of a political party, it is only his own way of contributing to the development of Nigeria.

His words, “I have not told anybody that I have presidential ambition. These are speculations in the newspapers. It is true that I have registered as a member of a political party because I have decided no longer to do ‘siddon look’, and I have decided to contribute in any way possible to help develop a strong, political party that can be impactful, whether in the local level or in the state level, or at the national level.”

“When we are trying to build a party, first things first. We have to have the structure first. If people start with building a party today and deciding to become a candidate tomorrow, actually, you’re trying to destroy the basis of building the party, because everybody will have ambition.”

“I have no ambition, and I have never told anyone that I want to be president. But I want to contribute to bring positive changes to our politics and I can do it from my own little corner.”


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