Attahiru Jega ‘We are ready to conduct elections,’ INEC Chairman says

Jega gave the assurance on Wednesday, March 18, during a meeting with Civil Society Organisations in Abuja.

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INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has said that the commission is ready to conduct the general elections on March 28 and April 11.

Jega gave the assurance on Wednesday, March 18, during a meeting with Civil Society Organisations in Abuja.

"We believe very strongly that the period of the extension has been put to good use and it has added value and obviously we would be able to do a much better election and it also enforced our belief that the elections for 2015 will be remarkably better than the 2011 elections and in fact we believe it will be the best election in Nigeria's history" Jega said

The INEC Chairman however stated that the provision of security during the polls is still a concern.

"Clearly security remains an issue of concern particularly securing the staff of INEC as they are being deployed or as they are conducting the elections and also protecting the election environment,” he said.

The elections were earlier slated to hold on February 14 and 28 but were postponed due to security concerns.

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