Friday, 17 July 2015

Attahiru Jega former INEC chairman receives Global Award


According to the foundation, Jega was given the
award, in recognition of his expert management
of the 2015 general elections, which positioned
him as a credible election administrator.
The International Foundation for Electoral
Systems has honoured Attahiru Jega-Fmr.
Independent National Electoral Commision
(INEC) boss, with the prestigious 2015 Charles
Manatt Democracy Award.
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appointment of new INEC Chairman »
According to the foundation, Jega was given the
award, in recognition of his expert management
of the 2015 general elections, which positioned
him as a credible election administrator.
IFES will honor former Chairman Attahiru Jega
of @inecnigeria , @NancyPelosi , &
@RepEdRoyce with its 2015 Charles T.
Manatt Democracy Award.

IFES
@IFES1987
A statement issued by the Chief Executive
Officer of the International Foundation for
Electoral Systems, Bill Sweeney said “Chairman
Jega’s leadership was instrumental to Nigeria’s
successful general elections in 2015. He deserves
full credit for his efforts to increase the credibility
and transparency of the electoral process under
extreme logistical challenges, such as terrorist
threats from Boko Haram, where failure could
prove the catalyst for predicted election
violence.”
Read PDP rejects new INEC Chairman’s
appointment »
Prof. Jega in his response said “I am deeply
honoured to accept the 2015 Democracy Award
from the IFES. INEC’s long-standing partnership
with the IFES in preparation for the 2015 general
elections resulted in a credible process accepted
by Nigerian citizens and the international
community. These elections have put Nigeria on
the right path toward democratic stability.”
He will receive the award at a ceremony in
Washington DC on September 29th, 2015,
alongside the US House Democratic Leader,
Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ed Royce



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