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Jega Receives International Honours

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Jega was handed the 2015 Charles Manatt democracy award by the International Foundation for Elector*l Systems in Washington.

He was also given the Integrity Award by the Nigerian Higher Education Foundation in New York.

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“I am humbled to be receiving the 2015 Democracy award, and will also like to recognise my colleagues at INEC for their dedication to a credible and transparent elector*l process,” Jega said in Washington.

“Over the last five years, we’ve come a long way in the conduct of elections in Nigeria, and I think the outcome of the 2015 elections speak directly to this work.”

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“All my colleagues at INEC share the credit for this success. The mood in my country presently is extremely upbeat, following the first democratic transfer of power in our history.”

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