INEC Will Give Nigerians The Best Polls Ever In 2015 – Jega

40e6a5a0078ce9056ce9f0fbf914a906Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has promised that the 2015 elections would be the best ever conducted polls in the country.

He gave the promise on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening of a two-day regional conference on “Ethics and election challenges,” organised by the Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung, a German political foundation.

Jega said the commission had taken delivery of the latest technology that would be used to eliminate multiple voting and registration of voters, adding that INEC would use the new technology to issue chip-based, permanent cards to eligible voters.

Jega expressed optimism that the new technology would prevent multiple voting and election fraud as well as strengthening its efforts to sanitize the nation’s electoral process.

The INEC Chairman said the commission would ensure adequate sensitization and enlightenment of the general public adding that it had commenced the reform of the electoral system to respond to emerging challenges.

In her speech, Seija Struries, the Country Resident Representative, Fredrich-Ebert-Stiftung, called on African countries to find lasting solution to electoral manipulations in the continent.

According to her, time has come for the stakeholders in election issues to look into the role and importance of ethics in finding solution to election challenges.

Participants who attended the two-day conference were drawn from Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Guinea and Sierra-Leone for. (NAN)

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