2015 Elections will be substantially much better than the 2011 Elections- INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC Professor Attahiru Jega has assured that the 2015
elections will be more successful than previous ones in the country
Speaking at the National symposium to celebrate the 2012 Democracy day tagged ‘Our Democracy, Progress and Challenges’ which was held Monday at the State House Banquet Hall Abuja, the INEC chairman stated, “Once we all commit ourselves, no doubt, 2015 elections will be substantially much better than the 2011 elections.”
Prof Jega who spoke on Nigeria’s Electoral reforms, mentioned that conducting elections that are free, fair, peaceful and
credible in a country such as Nigeria, is a very difficult assignment but the commission is more prepared than in 2011 to focus on the challenges faced during elections.
He commended the Federal Government on the recent establishment of the Election Offences Tribunal.
Also speaking at the symposium, the Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Pius Anyim Pius stated that the main concept of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation agenda is to develop all democratic institutions.
Senator Anyim presented a paper on the Journey of Nigeria’s Democracy, noting that the main principle in the Present
administration’s Transformation agenda is to put in place definite electoral reforms that will bring about true democracy in the country.
He mentioned that, “since the June 12 1993 elections, the most credible and fair election is that of April 2011.”
He advised that Nigerians should not vote based on religion or ethnic affiliations but as a civic duty and right.
The Secretary to the Government advised Nigerians to accept the outcome of credible elections as commitment to make democracy work in the country as “It is the responsibility of the government and the citizens to keep the system going.”


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