INEC’s Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega
By Anayo Okolie
In order to avoid the hiccups that trailed the 2011 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started preparing and strategising for the 2015 general elections.
INEC’s Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, who spoke Monday during a three-day retreat in Lagos, said the early preparation by the commission would help it plan for a better electoral process in the country.
Jega said: “The quantum of work to be accomplished in the two-day retreat is enormous, saying that the value which the electoral process stands to reap is really inestimable. So, we must therefore commit our efforts in ensuring that this outing is a huge success.
“It is in realisation of this objective that the commission has drawn for the retreat and every level of the commission is involved in this process. It is our own process, we own it. With this strategy, the implementation will be easier and the attainment of its objective is faster and more meticulous.”
According to him, “there is no gainsaying the fact that we have made appreciable progress in the quality of the electoral services we deliver to Nigerians.
Jega further urged everybody to expeditiously work on this stage of the strategic plan so that other inputs will also be speedily completed for the plan to be completed and presented to stakeholders within this year.