2015 polls will be better than 2011–Jega

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday said the 2015 polls would be better than the 2011 elections. He, therefore, urged stakeholders to support the commission in its determination to conduct a credible poll in 2015. He spoke in Abuja when he received the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria management team led by its Director-General, Dr. Samson Shuaibu.

Jega, who attributed the achievements in the 2011 general elections to stakeholders’ collaboration, said the commission was committed to ensuring that the 2015 polls would be better and more credible. The commission, he also promised, was committed to a thorough voter education and public enlightenment before the 2015 elections. He said, “We in INEC are aware of the enormous responsibilities that have been placed in our hands to produce a framework and deepen democracy in our country. We have been doing our best in that regard, we have benefited tremendously from the participation of all stakeholders, and their assistance was responsible for the achievements recorded in the 2011 elections.

“Since the 2011 elections, we have been doing our best to fine-tune the procedures to engage all the stakeholders and ensure that we keep on improving the process. Our determination is to ensure that the 2015 elections remain better that of 2011 elections.” To achieve that dream, Jega said the commission would strengthen its relationship with other stakeholders, especially media organisations, in order to guarantee success.



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