Jega recommends stripping of president’s power to appoint INEC chairman

The former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Saturday recommended measures to free the commission from partisanship.

Jega, who spoke at a two-day retreat organised for senators by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, said the president should be stripped the power to appoint the INEC chairman and commissioners in order to give the commission the room to operate independently.

He also demanded amendments to the Electoral Act, 2022, among other measures to improve the country’s electoral process.