Rotational presidency won’t solve Nigeria’s challenges- Jega
Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has stated that rotational presidency cannot take the country out of its challenges.
He spoke during an interview on Arise TV.
Jega explained the responsibility is on Nigerians to “interrogate the capacity of that person to lead this country”.
He said: “The way Nigeria is now, we need the best person with competence, capacity, experience to be the president to get this country out of the challenges we have presently.
“That person can come from the north, south, east or the west but the important thing is that even if political parties decide that a candidate should come from a particular area, what we need to do is that Nigerians must interrogate the capacity of that person to lead this country appropriately.
“This idea of rotational presidency cannot take us out of the challenges we have in this country, presently.”
Jega also noted “age may not matter” in determining who the next President should be.