INEC to decide on election postponement by Saturday

By Post Nigeria February 6, 2015 14:55

INEC to decide on election postponement by Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has scheduled separate meetings with representatives of all the registered political parties as well as the Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, for Saturday to determine if the elections slated for February 14th and 28th will still hold as earlier discussed.

Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, said on Friday “the Commission will address a press conference to brief the nation on its decision with regard to whether or not the general elections will hold as currently scheduled.”

Mr. Jega had on Thursday revealed to the National Council of States the readiness of the Commission to oversee the 2015 polls in his address titled “Preparations for the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report”.

Jega said there was significantly much more available to INEC to enable it carry out the 2015 polls as opposed to back in 2011.

“Compared with the 2011 General Elections, for instance, our systems are definitely more robust.

“We believe that we are ready for the elections as planned,” he said.

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and the nation’s services chiefs also briefed the Council on the current security situation in the North-East.