President Goodluck Jonathan has said that he will only sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, if he had done something wrong.
Speaking on the speculation that he had made plans to remove Prof. Attahiru Jega before the March 28th presidential elections, Jonathan said “I have no plans to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega) except somebody is insinuating that the chairman has done something wrong.
You cannot change an officer, except the person has done something wrong. The government, whether at the federal or state level, (be it) the president or governor, does not wake up and change somebody, especially somebody like the INEC chairman, except that person has done something wrong.
In an interview with the cable TV, Al Jazeera, on Monday in Lagos, President Jonathan repeatedly told his interviewer that he would win the March 28 election said if he lost the election he would return to Otuoke, his country home in Bayelsa State.
“If by default somebody wins the election, of course I will go back to my village. The country is not my father’s estate. I’ll not lose the election,” Jonathan said.
The presidential candidate of the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) said Nigeria was not his father’s estate.