Jega urges RECs to ensure success of 2015 elections

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Prof. Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to strive towards a successful 2015 general elections.

He made the call at the qurterly meeting with the RECs in Abuja.

He explained that the RECs had recently participated in an election skill management seminar to prepare them for the challenges ahead.

“This is to enable them to identify risk factors that can serve as a challenge to the conduct of the election,’’ he said.

Jega said that there should be an effective working relationship at all levels, adding that the commission was saddled with two major assignments as the general election drew nearer.

He said that the assignments were the continuous voter registration and the preparation of constituencies in readiness for the elections.

He stressed that it was essential that the RECs did their best to ensure that the tasks were accomplished.

The chairman said that the lessons learnt from the Anambra elections would be factored into the conduct of subsequent elections.

Jega also said that the commission would make the two governorship elections in Ekiti State and Osun test cases in terms of preparation.

He urged all stakeholders to work with the commission to ensure that the elections were successful.

He also assured Nigerians that staff of the commission would continue to work harder to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

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