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Jega Hands Over to Wali, Another Fulani as INEC Chairman

 

By Kayode Sesan

Professor Attahiru Jega took a bow from office Tuesday 30th June, 2015  as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after five years of meritorious service to the nation.

Jega, who received accolades from Nigerians home and abroad as well as the international communities for his dignified contributions to the success of the 2015 general election, handed over to Ambassador (Dr.) Ahmed Wali. Wali, a Muslim, Fulani, hails from Sanyima town in Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State, in the North-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

Before his appointment as National Commissioner of the (INEC), Wali was a Visiting Reader (Associate Professor) to the Department of Political Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and Chief Executive Officer, Development Strategies International (DSI).

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Ambassador Wali is a member of various committees of INEC and the Chairman of the Tenders Board.

It would be recalled that general elections were conducted under Jega’s supervision – 2011, 2015- each with improvement as the 2015 general elections were accepted by all and sundry as the freest and fairest ever in the country’s electoral history.

Along with Jega, six other commissioners quit office today.

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