Former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has responded to the swirling reports(not by Concise News) suggesting he declared the compromise of the 2023 elections during a two-day retreat organized by the Senate in Ikot Ipene, Akwa Ibom State.
Jega’s statement comes as a clarion call amid the controversy generated by these alleged comments, seeking to set the record straight on the matter.
Jega was quoted as saying: “We have seen, in 2023 elections, the damaging effect of how people in the corridors of power get their client/partisan nominees appointed, without being thoroughly screened, and then they are influenced to compromise the integrity of elections.”
Reacting, Jega said the report was not a true reflection of his position.
This was contained in terse statement by his Senior Research Assistant, Princess Hamman-Obels.
The statement read partly: “The attention of Prof. Attahiru Jega has been drawn to a misleading report published in a number of online newspapers quoting him to have commented that the 2023 elections were compromised.
“The report making the rounds is incorrect and not an accurate reflection of the presenter’s position.
“Professor Jega categorically denies making this particular comment about the 2023 polls.”