2015 Election Was Not Perfect – Jega

2015 Election Was Not Perfect – Jega


jegaFormer National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega recently revealed that the 2015 election was not perfect.

Jega said this on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Lagos at the 50th birthday lecture of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire.

The former boss of the nation’s electoral body said the recklessness of politicians need to be checked before Nigeria can achieve a perfect election.

Jega also said “The 2015 elections were far from perfect, but they represented a remarkable departure from our ignominious history of fraudulent elections to the path of sustainable elections with credibility and integrity.

“Badly or poorly conducted elections had in the past damped our enthusiasm for transition to democracy and undermined our capacity to enjoy good democratic governance, with dire negative consequences on the livelihood and aspirations of a majority Nigerians.

“Identifying the attitudes of politicians as one of challenges militating against the nation’s electoral process, the unwholesome mind set of our politicians is one of the challenges of our electoral process. There are some decent politicians but they are very few.”