Nigerians Will Be Proud of 2015 Elections – Prof Jega
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Professor Attahiru Jega, has boasted that given the commission’s preparation and the commitment of all staff of INEC, the commission will conduct elections that Nigerians would be very proud of.
Jega said this last week during a retreat organised in collaboration with the Democratic Governance for Development, DGD Project, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP which had in attendance senior officials of INEC whose aim is to produce a strategic framework to guide the commission in its plans towards enthroning a regime of transparency in its management of elections in the country.
He said “by the time we finish this retreat in Lagos we would have come up with carefully prepared draft of a strategic plan that will guide all our actions between now and 2015 so that we can we have the kind of elections that Nigerians would be very, proud of and we have no doubt that given the commitment of all the staff in INEC and given all the preparations that we have been doing that this is an objective which we can attain.”
Also laying more emphasis on improving the credibility of the voters register, the electoral umpire affirmed that there would be a remarkable improvement in the commission’s activities,
“As we prepare for 2015, our efforts to bring remarkable improvements are all inclusive and they cover all key areas of the commission’s activities. We want to be a very, very effective and efficient election management body, we want to be a body that creates a level playing field for all contestants and all political actors and we want to be a body that is transparent, that is committed and that has integrity in the way in which it delivers electoral services.”
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