Former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has officially joined partisan politics.
He confirmed to Channels Television on Friday that he has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) which in a statement earlier in the day, said it has welcomed the 62-year-old former union leader into its fold.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abdul Gombe, Jega would chair the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) analysis committee of the party in order to reposition it for a more nationalistic outlook ahead of 2023 general elections.
The spokesman explained that the SWOT analysis committee would critically examine the strength of PRP, its weakness, the opportunities available to the party, and threats to its existence and well-being.
Jega is a professor of political science and a former Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano.
He was nominated by former President Goodluck Jonathan as the chairman of INEC in June 2010.
He is the only INEC chairman to oversee two general elections in the country in 2011 and 2015 before leaving the post on June 30, 2015.