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Jega: Buhari has disappointed many Nigerians

Jega: Buhari has disappointed many Nigerians
January 24
11:21 2021

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as “very disappointing.”

In an interview with Daily Trust, Jega said the current administration has performed below the expectations of “so many Nigerians”.

Jega served as Nigeria’s electoral umpire from 2010 to 2015, following his appointment by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He remains the only INEC chairman that has presided over two general elections in Nigeria — in 2011 and 2015, when Jonathan lost to Buhari, making him the first incumbent president to lose re-election.


Jega, who was once a vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, said although Buhari enjoys goodwill from many Nigerians, citizens are worried “about the direction the country is taking.”

“He (Buhari) has disappointed so many people. He still has time to correct things if he has the capacity to do that. Frankly, his government has been very disappointing,” he was quoted to have said.

“Governance has been very poor at the federal level and many of the states, that is why we are seeing challenges everywhere; whether it is insurgency, banditry, armed robbery or other things.”


Jega’s comments re-echoed the concerns of prominent Nigerians including former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, who have been critical of this government.


  1. Joyce
    Joyce January 24, 17:43

    Jage also course our problems today because of what he did in election of 2015 because Jonathan is not an Hausa

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  2. Banjo
    Banjo January 24, 18:25

    That Jega is surprised isn’t a story, because over 100 million Nigerians are. The story is that millions of dead Nigerians are not only surprised, but their bones are chugging in their graves at what has become of their motherland.

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  3. Magic
    Magic January 24, 21:04

    I am happy the 3 of them, Obasanjo, Wole Soyinka and attahiru jega are the ones complaining about buhari after bringing him in as Nigeria’s president. Oluwa is involved!

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  4. Innocent nwosu
    Innocent nwosu January 24, 22:27

    You have no reason to say this now because you are part of the problem Nigerians are going thru. You were used to rubbish GEJ by creating voters card that only could be used where you registered instead of the way Bank ATM is being used. You created more wards in the north despite the insecurity that has being the call of the day people living their areas. Making GEJ a ridicule. Now you are complaining. Remember, there is God oo.

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  5. Doniyke
    Doniyke January 24, 23:08

    Very very disappointed as jega has said .many are feeling the same way

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  6. The Don
    The Don January 25, 01:14

    This government has really failed us, everybody in tears and regrets.
    High cost of living in the country, low source of income, no job in the country.

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  7. Amah sossy
    Amah sossy January 25, 10:09

    No time sugarcoating it, Buhari has failed pronto. You build infrastructures for the livingbto use not the deaths.

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  8. Akpekwu Christopher Imbufe
    Akpekwu Christopher Imbufe January 25, 11:22

    Why is Jaga complaining about the pot of soup he prepared for us?

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  9. Anthony
    Anthony January 28, 19:11

    When Buhari did not win in 2011 and Jonathan won the election, was buhari not an Hausa man then?

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