2015: INEC Will Hold Elections In All Northern States -Prof. Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Thursday said that it was obliged to make preparations to hold elections in all parts of the country, even in areas where there are displaced persons, as long as there were registered voters.

Prof. Jega, the commission’s boss, said that elections will hold even in the troubled North- east. He  , explained that provisions have been made to accommodate them, as it was their civic right to vote.

On the proposed plans to create new polling units ahead of  the 2015 general elections, Jega stated that INEC has no hidden agenda behind it as it is meant to accommodate all voters.  INEC Chairman was invited by the Senate Committee on INEC to explain the rationale behind plans to create new polling units in the country.

Responding to questions by lawmakers, Jega said that the commission has been unjustifiably accused of creating polling units to favour one section of the country against the other.

He said that the creation of new  units was to ease the access of voters to the ballot box in the 2015 general elections, thereby de-congesting over crowded polling units.

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