As the tenure of Professor Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, formerly ends today, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has described it as a successful one.
Atiku said that the ingenuity of Jega to conduct the 2015 elections with the introduction of Card Reader and Permanent Voters Card (PVC) earned him the respect of Nigerians and the international community.
Jega would bow out today after a 5 year term in office.
A statement signed by Mazi Paul Ibe and released by the Atiku Media Office (AMO) in Abuja on Monday quoted the former Vice President as saying that Jega proved to the world that the country could still remain united after the elections.
Atiku said Jega made a huge difference in the conduct of credible elections, and that he left no one in doubt that he deserved the appointment in the first place.
He explained that he was impressed by Jega’s remarkable comportment, patience, calmness and presence of mind under very tense situations.
The former Vice President noted that Jega had set a standard that would require his successor to build on.