Professor Attahiru Jega To Quit INEC Today

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The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, is set to leave the board today.

Today marks the completion of his 5-year tenure as chairman, and Jega will now hand over the mantle to someone else.

Six National commissioners: Col. M.K. Hammanga (Rtd), Adamawa state, (North East); Dr Ishmael Jikiri Igbani, Rivers state, (South South); Prof. Lai Olurode, Osun state, (South West); Dame Gladys Nne Nwafor, Abia state, (South East); Mrs Thelma Amata Iremiren, Delta state, (South South); and Engr. Dr. Nuru A. Yakubu, OON, Yobe state, (North East) are also leaving their posts today.

Jega had been appointed in 2010 by former President Goodluck Jonathan, replacing former chairman Professor Maurice Iwu.

Jega, who was previously the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University in Kano, has been widely applauded for his conduct of the 2015 general elections, and his successor will have to work hard to leave a better legacy.



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