Jega, Nigeria’s Electoral Commission Head Promises More Credible Elections

No Comments » July 23rd, 2010 posted by // Categories: Elections 2011



New INEC Head, Attahiru Jega, is getting down to business ahead of general elections:

Elections in Nigeria could now take place in January. The electoral commission head has promised those elections will be more credible than a 2007 vote marked by fraud and intimidation.

Attahiru Jega took the helm of Nigeria’s electoral commission this June with less than one year to organize staggered presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.

Elections were originally set to take place by April, but Nigeria's Senate voted this week to move elections up to January.

Jega said Thursday that the tighter timeline heightens difficulties for what was already a challenging agenda of electoral reform, particularly when it comes to the voter list.

Quotes from Jega when you follow the link below …

Voters lining up at ballot location

Voters lining up at ballot location (Photo: AFP)

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