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TMG welcomes appointment of new INEC chair Zakari

01 July 2015, 17:28

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 forthrightness.

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.

Also read: Abubakar pays tribute to outgoing INEC chair Jega

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 and protection.

TMG also congratulates the newly-appointed Acting Chairperson of INEC, Amina Zakari. ­ 

- CAJ News


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