Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark on Tuesday strongly criticised US President, Barack Obama, for presentation a Certificate of Commendation to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega.
Clark who spoke to journalists in Abuja, described the presentation of a ‘Certificate of Commendation’ to Jega over the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections March 28, as premature since the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly polls were yet to be conducted.
His words: “I was surprised that Barack Obama gave Professor Attahiru Jega an award when the elections are still on . Obama should be tactful in handling the affairs of Africa. US should leave us alone, Nigeria is an Independent country. They tried it Egypt, they should not try anything in Nigeria”
Recall that President Obama, through the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, presented Jega with the ‘Certificate of Commendation’ for his outstanding and sterling performance in conducting a credible election.