Transparency in Action: Nigeria’s version of CSPAN

Live from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) HQ in Abuja, chairman Professor Attahiru Jega announces the final, official results of Nigeria’s presidential vote:

Good Luck E Jonathan of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner. Signature of em

To quote Jega (courtesy of the NTA broadcast, photo of which you see above):

With this I have discharged my duties. I want to…assure you that we have discharged our responsibility to the best of our ability on a nonpartisan, impartial basis and we have done our best to satisfy the aspirations of Nigerians, for free fair and credible elections. We will continue to do our best under all circumstances so that we will have free, fair and credible elections in this country. …. May God almighty continue to help us and guide us, thank you very much.

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Maggie Fick is an American freelance journalist in Juba, Southern Sudan, reporting for the Associated Press and others. Her views alone are expressed here.
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