The United States president, Barack Obama, has commended Prof Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), over the way the presidential and National Assembly elections were credibly conducted on March 28, 2015.
According to Leadership, Obama awarded the INEC boss with a “Certificate of Commendation” for his outstanding and faultless performance during the elections. The president stressed what the professor of political science had done deserves replication by all.
President Obama, represented by James Entwistle, the US Ambassador to Nigeria, also congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan and the president-elect, Mohammadu Buhari, for their roles in the election and the prevailing peace all over the country.
Following of the announcement of the presidential election results on April 1,Obama called to both leaders individually and commended them for their roles in Nigeria’s first democratic handover of power.
Meanwile, the INEC chairman has recently declined any offer to extend his tenure as the head of Nigeria’s electoral body.
“I am grateful to God. I was asked to come and contribute my own quota to the national development and I have done my bit to the best of my ability,” he said.