US president Barack Obama presents Attahiru Jega with Certificate of Commendation


president Barack Obama a few days ago presented a Certificate of
Commendation to chairman, Attahiru Jega, over the conduct of the
Presidential and National Assembly elections on March 28th, which they
said was free and fair, credible and the best election ever held in

The ‘Certificate of Commendation’ was presented to Jega on behalf of the
US government by US
Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle. Entwistle said Jega’s
performance with the election was ‘outstanding and worthy of emulation.’

But yesterday, Federal Commissioner for Information and South South
leader, Chief Edwin Clark condemned the award, saying it was too hasty
since the Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections haven’t
even held. He told the US to leave Nigeria alone…

“I was surprised that Barack Obama gave Professor Attahiru Jega an award
when the elections are still on . Obama should be tactful in handling
the affairs of Africa. US should leave us alone, Nigeria is an
Independent country. They tried it Egypt, they should not try anything
in Nigeria” He told journalists in Abuja yesterday

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