Former INEC chair Attahiru Jega joins politics

Attahiru Jega, a former head of Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC, has joined partisan politics.

Mr Jega joined the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), according to the chairman of the party’s board of trustees, Balarabe Musa.

The former university chancellor and activist led INEC from 2010 to 2015.

The 2011 election supervised by Mr Jega produced Nigeria’s first leader from a minority ethnic group. The 2015 election produced the first opposition victory at the political centre in Nigeria’s history.

He left office in 2015 after the general election that year.

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