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We’ ll overcome all challenges before polls – Jega

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA – CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, Tuesday, assured that the commission would overcome all its challenges before the commencement of the elections in February.

Speaking during his quarterly meeting with political parties at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Jega insisted that INEC was determined not only to conduct a free, fair and credible elections, but a violent-free polls.

“I want to use this opportunity to assure all of you that as we promised Nigerians, we are working assiduously to ensure that we prepare adequately and that we conduct elections that are free, fair,  credible and peaceful in 2015

“I want to also assure you that we are committed to ensuring that the elections we will conduct will be remarkably very- very much better that those we conducted in 2011.

“We believe that even though there may be challenges, Such as the distribution of the PVCs, We feel confidently that with the measures and mechanisms that we have put in place, that these challenges are challenges that we can overcome.

“We shall overcome them well in advance of the conduct of the 2015 general elections,”he said.

He said the meeting was an avenue to provide an update on the preparation for the 2015 general elections.



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