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Jega set for national teleconference ahead of April polls

Abuja – No fewer than five million Nigerians are expected to join the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega in a tele-conference to discuss issues relating to the Electoral Act 2011.

The three-day national tele-conference will discuss the knotty issues concerning the legal and regulatory framework toward the April elections.

A statement issued by Mr Chris Madu, President, Initiative for Gender and Social Development (IGSD), a civil society organisation, said the event would hold from March 28 to March 30.

It stated that registered participants would be making their contributions through telephones.

It added that the programme, supported by INEC would enhance Nigerians’ participation toward the conduct of credible elections.

The statement added that the conference would also promote voters knowledge on the need to comply with the rules of the elections.

“Other objectives of the tele-conference will include: familiarising stakeholders on the rules governing their roles, dispositions and attitudes, as latent panacea to inadvertent circumvention of the electoral rules, it added.

It explained that the choice of the tele-conference format was to accommodate a large number of participants which might not be feasible in conventional venue-based conference.

It further stated that the on-line registration which began on March 7, would end on March 25.

According to the statement, every participant who registers will receive Pre-packaged Multimedia Teleconference Packs (PMTP) before the event begins.

The registration can be made through www.igandsd.org., it added.


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