Posted on Fri 23 Jan 2015, 07:48 PM

Humphrey Nwosu is a Professor of Political science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He was born on the second of October, 1941.
After the resignation of Prof. Eme Awa, Prof Nwosu was appointed chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria. That was what the commission was known as  now known as in 1989. He held that office till 1993 and was succeeded by Prof Okon Uya.
Prior to the June 12 1993 Presidential election, the only one supervised by Prof. Nwosu, the commission introduced the much celebrated option A4 and the open ballot voting system. The system was said to have greatly influence the transparency and credibility of that election.
Prof. Nwosu had released the election result, where MKO Abiola was perceived to have won, when he was ordered to stop further announcement by the military regime.
On June 12 2008, fifteen years after the annulment, Prof. Nwosu launched a book titled "Laying the foundation for Nigerian democracy: my account of June 12, 1993 Presidential election annulment. The book launch threw up lots of criticism.
Many still argue that the 1993 election conducted by Prof. Humphrey Nwosu still stand out as the most transparent election in Nigeria's electoral history despite the fact that the two presidential candidates were moslems and the perceived winner being a moslem, had a moslem running mate.

 

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