INEC ready for the polls –Jega

Posted by News Express | 19 March 2015 | 2,581 times

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Atahiru Jega, on Wednesday confirmed the readiness of the electoral body to conduct the 2015 general elections scheduled to take place next week.

Professor Jega gave the assurance at a meeting with Civil Society Organisations in Abuja to assess INEC’s preparedness for the conduct of the elections, which is expected to begin on March 28.

The INEC boss, however, expressed concern over the security of the personnel that will be deployed for the exercise, especially in the North-East where troops are currently battling to flush out boko haram insurgents.

INEC had announced the postponement of the elections from February 14 to March 28 and April 11 respectively over security concerns.

The new schedule was announced after Prof Jega met with political stakeholders in Abuja on February 7.

•Sourced from Channels TV. Photo shows Jega.


Source: News Express

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