The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday confirmed the readiness of the electoral body to conduct the 2015 general elections scheduled to take place next week.



    The INEC chairman affirmed the commission’s readiness at a meeting with Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Abuja to assess the electoral body’s preparedness for the conduct of the elections, which is expected to begin on March 28.

    Jega 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 which had been scheduled for February 14 due to security concerns to March 28 and April 11.

    The new dates were announced after Jega met with political stakeholders in Abuja on February 7.


    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement