Abuja - The Transition Monitoring Group
(TMG) has congratulated former chairman of Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on the
successful completion of his tenure.
TMG Chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, described Jega as
a patriotic Nigerian who made the country proud by superintending
the electoral process since 2011 to 2015, with a sense of utmost dedication and
He said Jega, whose term ended on Tuesday, went about
his duties with an assuring demeanour and calm efficiency.
Zikirullahi said the two general elections conducted
under Jega's watch passed the test of credibility and reflected the
popular will of Nigerians.
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By sheer grit and commitment, Professor Jega helped
Nigeria to move away a horrible past defined by chaotic and
fraudulent polls. We can testify that Professor Jega ran a transparent and
inclusive administration at INEC, just as he did all within his
powers to ensure constant improvements in Nigeria's electoral system, said Zikirullahi.
He said TMG, a prodemocracy organisation saluted
Jega, a courageous Nigerian whose diligence and commitment to democracy,
has earned Nigeria global respect and admiration, especially
after the largely successful and historic 2015 general elections.
We are not in doubt that Professor Jega has
acquitted himself excellently and has bequeathed to the nation an
electoral system thatis in better shape than what he met on the ground.
TMG warmly felicitates with the former INEC helmsman, as he
steps down and moves on to other things.²
He said they wished Jega God¹s guidance, blessings
TMG also congratulates the newly-appointed Acting
Chairperson of INEC, Amina Zakari.
- CAJ News