Photo: Map of Nigerian 12 States, culled from ResearchGate Remarkably, the former national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega was among some prominent citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeriua who came together to establish a new political group, Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP).
Photo: Professor Attahiru Jega, culled from the Nation Ahead of the 2023 general elections, some prominent citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have decided to create a new political party, Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP), which may serve as third force to challenge the political dominance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It's no longer news that different prominent Nigerians, comprising an erstwhile Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and a political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, have united to dismiss the ruling All Progressives Congress and the greatest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, from the political domain in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Today's Headlines: Jega, Utomi, Others Unveil Non-Partisan Coalition; PDP, Afenifere Slam Buhari's Speech
2023: Jega, Utomi, others unveil non-partisan coalition Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and a foremost political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, on Friday unveiled a non-partisan coalition. The coalition under the aegis of the National Consultative Front, is designed to galvanise support for legislation for the electronic transfer of election results.
As the 2023 general election gradually approaches, some noble individuals in Nigeria have been commenting their opinion concerning the progress of the country under the leadership of the two dominant political parties in Nigeria in terms of presidency, as a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, said the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People Democratic Party (PDP) have led Nigeria astray for the past 21 years, which should be a considerable statement Nigerians should emphasis on.
The former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, lambast the National Assembly for overlooking the importance of the electronic transmission of results in the 2023 general elections. He said that the federal lawmakers were downplaying the change for selfish reasons. The professor said this while speaking at a lecture organised by Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development at the University of Ilorin.
Professor Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said that he is not interested in the 2023 presidency. This is just as he said that constitutional provision that prohibits the use of technology is a militating factor against electronic voting in the country.
News spread very fast yesterday that a new political party has been formed in Nigeria to act as a strong alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The said 'party' identified as Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP), is said to be gearing up to challenge APC and PDP ahead of 2023 general elections.
It has been reported by The Punch newspaper that a new party will be unveiled in Abuja on the 1st of October, a day which has been marked for the celebration of Nigeria's independence. The political platform will be unveiled by former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, Professor Pat Utomi among other prominent Nigerians.
Professor Attahiru Jega, a former Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC boss, has made a controversial and debatable statement that has gained traction in some quarters. According to him, the problems of Nigeria lie in the fact that her leaders are clueless from the top of political leadership at the federal to the local government levels.
It made headlines that former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega and other prominent Nigerians formed a new political party. The new party is known as Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP). Other key politicians that formed the party with Jega include: Former Governor Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, former Presidential aspirant, Prof. Pat Utomi among others.
Reports from Nigeria indicate that some prominent politicians in the country are currently campaigning for the formation of a political party. Among them are former Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, as well as political and economic scientist Prof. Pat Utomi and other well-known figures.
A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Prof. Attahiru Jega has said that Nigeria is Suffering from clueless leadership from federal to local government levels. Jega claimed that both the All Progressive Congress, APC and the People's Democratic party, PDP has led Nigeria astray in the last twenty one years of democratic rule.
Former chairman of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has cautioned that the National Assembly will swivel Nigeria’s democracy into plutocracy. Photo Credit: gazettengr The former INEC boss said there are supplementary things in the draft bill, for instance, monetisation of politics, they have boosted the boundary.
Former Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has expressed fears that the National Assembly will turn Nigeria’s democracy into plutocracy, which means government for the rich. Jega said this on the sideline of the ongoing ECOWAS Parliament’s High-level Seminar on Thursday in Winneba, Ghana.
Governor Simon Lalong has pledged to improve the University of Jos (UNIJOS) security and also to make transportation available for staff and students. He disclosed this during the visit of the institution's Pro-chancellor, Attahiru Jega, to the Government House in Jos. Continuous support to ensure peace stability and security within and outside the university community, said Jega.
The former chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, lambasted the two major political parties in Nigeria, saying they've produced clueless leadership at the federal and state government levels. Jega disclosed this while speaking at the maiden inaugural lecture of Kwaravisioners Network for Rural Development, in Kwara State on Saturday with the theme, "Politics, Governance and Leadership Recruitment in 21st Century Democracy."
Professor Attahiru Jega, the Former Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Chairman, with Professor Pat Utomi, former Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed and Cross River Donald Duke gatherer at Abuja to form the Rescue Nigeria Project. The National co-ordinator of the project, Mallam Usman Bugaje, in an interview with BBC Pidgin said, the project is not a political party, rather, it is a movement which will push political parties in the country to do what is right, and which will lead to good governance in Nigeria.
Professor Attahiru Jega has criticized Nigerian politicians for their reluctance on adopting electronic transmission of election results in the country. The traditional way of transmitting election results is already antiquated and Nigeria must adopt the recent technology which can improve the reputation of its electoral processes he said. He realises that the politicians don’t want electronic transmission because it will disclose their selfish interest and propaganda.
Following the recent cases of election malpractices, and rigging, however, the situation has taken a turnaround, following the proposal by former INEC Chairman, Mr. Attahiru Jega, to substitute for electronic transmission of election results in the country. The call was announced on Friday, during a National Political Summit in Abuja, ahead of the general election in 2023.