2015: Jega Pledges Better Polls

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, yesterday in Sokoto admitted that managing and reforming electoral process in Nigeria was a very challenging task, even as he assured that the body was redoubling its effort to ensure greater success in the 2015 election.

Attahiru said that the commission had obviously improved the conduct of elections from 2011 till date, noting that the outcome of previous elections had not pleased many Nigerians.

Addressing members of the Senate and House Committees on INEC/Electoral Matters, in a retreat held at Giginya Hotel in Sokoto, Jega stressed that issues such as preparation for constituency delimitation, INEC’s recommendations for constitutional and electoral act amendments, INEC’s Strategic Plan and Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), among others, would be discussed.

On their preparation towards 2015, Jega said, “We have done our best and remarkably improved the conduct of elections from 2011 to date. Of course, the outcome has not pleased every Nigerian and we all know that there is a lot more challenging work to do to institutionalize a culture of free, fair, credible and peaceful elections in our country, devoid of lawlessness and impunity, and with substantive outcomes that are overwhelmingly acceptable to the electorate.”

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