The Independent National Electoral Election (INEC) has said that it will redouble efforts as it prepares for the 2015 general elections to make it the best elections ever conducted by INEC in the history of Nigeria.
INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega who made the vow at a retreat for lawmakers in Sokoto State said that though it has done its best since to date but that it is putting everything in place to make the outcome of the 2015 general elections more acceptable to Nigerians.
“As we move towards 2015 elections, we have to re-double our efforts and keep on putting in place mechanisms and processes that would result in greater successes. It is therefore important that we use Retreats such as this, to interact with you, update you on our plans and preparations and bridge any communication gaps that may exist, and generally build mutual trust and confidence as we work collectively together to make 2015 elections the best ever in Nigeria’s history”, he said.
He explained that managing and reforming the electoral process, especially in Nigeria is a very challenging task for many reasons adding that it has been able to record successes as a result of the support and cooperation from stakeholders.
“We have done our best and remarkably improved the conduct of elections from 2011 to date. Of course, the outcome has not pleased every Nigerian and we all know that there is a lot more challenging work to do to institutionalize a culture of free, fair, credible and peaceful elections in our country, devoid of lawlessness and impunity, and with substantive outcomes that are overwhelming acceptable to the electorates”, he said.