INEC IS READY TO CONDUCT ELECTIONS- JEGA

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.

     

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