Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose has shared his views on the sudden display of concern about the termination of Professor Attahiru Jega‘s job as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman. Fayose stated that the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan can relieve Jega of his duties if he has the desire to do so without facing any consequences whatsoever for sacking Jega despite the recent outburst nationwide at the calls for his removal.
Ayo Fayose commented on this issue, stating;
It is on record that Prof Maurice Iwu was asked to proceed on terminal leave two months to the end of his tenure? Is Jega not a beneficiary of Iwu’s removal? So if Iwu was asked to go on terminal leave before the expiration of his tenure for Jega to assume office, what difference does it make if Jega too is asked to proceed on terminal leave before the expiration of his tenure?
It is the president that can determine whether or not Jega will go on the mandatory three months terminal leave which should commence on March 8, and if the president decides that the INEC Chairman should go on terminal leave, what can the APC loudmouths do?
They boasted before the postponement of the elections that they would go on street protests, but did they do anything? They made noise when Justice Isa Ayo Salami was removed from office as president of the Court of Appeal, what did their noise amount to?
Therefore, let me say it categorically that the noise being made by the APC and their agents will amount to nothing because if the president removes Jega today, heavens will not fall.