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The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, has commended the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for passing the credibility test with the outcomes of the 2011 and 2015 general elections conducted by him.
This was stated by the group on Wednesday through its Chairman, Ibrahim Zikirullahi, in a statement issued in Abuja.
TMG, while congratulating Jega on the “successful completion of an eventful and productive tenure”, also welcome Mrs. Amina Zakari who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the commission’s Chairman in acting capacity.
According to the TMG, the ex-INEC chairman “ran a transparent and inclusive administration”, adding that Elections conducted by Jega credible”.
Zikirullahi pointed out that Jega remained a patriotic citizen who made Nigeria proud by superintending the electoral process in 2011 and 2015 with a sense of utmost dedication and forthrightness.
He said: “Operating in a hostile political environment, Jega went about his duties with an assuring demeanour and calm efficiency. The two general elections conducted under his watch passed the test of credibility and reflected the popular will of Nigerians. By sheer grit and commitment, Jega helped Nigeria to move away from a horrible past defined by chaotic and fraudulent polls.
“At TMG, we can testify that 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. We salute this 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 Jega has acquitted himself excellently and has bequeathed to the nation an electoral system that is in a 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. We wish him God’s guidance, blessings and protection,” the statement concluded.