Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 INEC to Begin Voter Registration in May JEGA


The Chairman, Independent
National Electoral Commission
(INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on
Wednesday said the commission
would commence its continuous
voter registration in May ahead
of the 2015 election.
Jega said this at the opening
ceremony of INEC/State
Independent Electoral
Commissions (SIECs) Experience
Sharing Conference, organised by
United Nation Development
Programme (UNDP) in Kaduna.

He said that more polling units
would be created in the next
year general election to
decongest large polling units.
``The continuous registration
exercise is to ensure those that
have turned 18 years between
2011 and now are registered
before the 2015 general
``Also those that were 18 and
above but were unable to
register for one reason or the
other would be given
opportunity to register.''

The Chairman stressed the need
for closer synergy between INEC
and SIECs, adding that the
conference was timely toward
ensuring free, fair, peaceful and
credible elections in the future.
He, therefore called on the state
governments to ensure absolute
independence of SIECs and
credible elections at the
According to him, there cannot
be credible polls at national level
when the foundation is faulty.

Jega further expressed optimism
that the 2015 general elections
would be the most credible in
the history of Nigeria
considering the INEC's level of

Reference: Daily Times.

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