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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Michael Ani (1976-1979) Chairman of the Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO).

Michael Ani (1976-1979) Chief Michael Ani also from Cross River State was appointed in 1976 by the General Olusegun Obasanjo regime as the Chairman of the Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO).  Ani’s commission conducted the election which ushered in the Second Republic government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari. on October 1, 1979. However, the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), led by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, rejected the outcome of the election  and challenged Shagari’s election in court but lost.

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