Photo: Humphrey Nwosu submitting the amended versions of the draft constitution and manifestos of the political parties to President Babangida.

Seated is Lieutenant General Sani Abacha. Chief of Defence staff and Minister of Defence.

Professor Humphrey Nwosu (born 2 October 1941) was chairman of the National Electoral Commission of Nigeria appointed by President Ibrahim Babangida, holding office from 1989 to 1993.

Professor Nwosu conducted the June 12th 1993 election in which Chief Moshood Abiola was presumed to have won. Nwosu’s commission introduced the novel Option A4 voting system and the Open ballot system. Nwosu had already released many of the election results when he was ordered to stop further announcement by the military regime.

The election was then annulled by Ibrahim Babangida, causing a political crisis which led to General Sani Abacha seizing power later that year.

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