- Many Nigerians have blamed former INEC boss, Attairu Jega, for the emergence of President Buhari
- The former INEC boss had recently claimed Nigeria’s democracy was not delivering dividends to the people due to politicians autocracy
- He was also accused of supervising an election where under aged children voted
Nigerians have reacted to a claim by former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, who on Friday, February 9, claimed Nigeria’s democracy was not delivering dividends to the people due to politicians autocracy.
Many Nigerians who reacted on Facebook blamed the former INEC boss for the loss of Goodluck Jonathan and the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari.
"I really don't like to read from this man because he's a hypocrite, an ethnic bigot. Don't think Nigerians have short memories. Thanks to God because you thought that if you made your brother win, all will be well for you, but history and posterity awaits you," Chidi Okorocha said.
On his part, Bashir Muhammed said: "Who planted an autocratic government through the back door. Shame on you to complain now. It may be what you thought that will come your ways never come. So stop complaining," he said.
Reacting to Jega's statement, Awinuola Kingsley accused the former INEC boss of bringing trouble to the country: "You brought this trouble to Nigerians thinking that Buhari is better than others now you have seen it for your self .Thank God that you are alive to testify it," he said.
Sylviaa Nnamani said: "See this one oh. You took the glory for the ousting of GEJ. 'Free and fair"' election was claimed even when the flaws were obvious. You supervised the illegal under-aged voting in the north with disregard to democracy," she noted.
"Very soon now you will hear them saying Jega is corrupt because he is saying the truth, our so called leaders have no conscience at all," Ismail Hussein added.
Here are other reactions from Nigerians on Facebook.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Jega who claimed that democracy was not thriving in the country attributed the situation to “politicians’ autocracy’ who obviously were connected to military rule.
Jega said this known while contributing in a panel discussion on “Three Decades of Democratic Transition in Africa’’ organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja.
Former NNPC group managing director Andrew Yakubu in court over fraud - on NAIJ.com TV: