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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 02:00

NAC Meets with INEC Chairman, Prof. Jega in Washington

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NAC Executive Director Okey Mbonu  with INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega in Washington NAC Executive Director Okey Mbonu with INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega in Washington

A Press Release was issued by The Nigerian-American Council (NAC) after consultation and dialogue with National Elections Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega in Washington DC

 

"The Nigerian-American Council (NAC) met with Nigeria’s Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega in Washington on Monday January 27, 2014, as guests of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to discuss Nigeria’s coming 2015 National Elections.

 

Council’s Policy Proposals for 2015

 

The meeting featured discussions of INEC challenges in the coming elections, including, lessons learned from the Anambra elections, electoral malpractice, voter registrations and validations, logistics, training for INEC Staff, media interface, and most importantly security.

 

Prof. Jega reiterated INEC’s preparedness to address all the above issues as Nigeria heads toward the 2015 elections.  Prof. Jega outlined measures recently taken by INEC to address multiple registrations, security of voting materials, retraining of INEC Staff, media interface, and transparency in the collation of ballots and final results.

 

The Executive Director of the Nigerian-American Council, Samuel Okey Mbonu also presented the Council’s Nigeria 2015 Elections Policy Advisory paper to Prof. Jega.  The Council’s Policy Advisory paper outlined areas of potential challenge identified by the Council, and advisory policies the Council offers to ameliorate or mitigate the potential dangers.

 

The Council also advocated for the total use of Closed Circuit video coverage and satellite monitoring of collation stations, as well as a proposal to have INEC Staff execute asset disclosure forms that are binding for five years after the elections.

 

Prof. Jega expressed his willingness to tap into various technical and related assistance, to be provided by the Nigerian-American Council, as well as other international partners; to ensure hitch-free elections in 2015.

 

The Council commended INEC Chairman Prof. Jega on his willingness to reason with potential technical partners, with a view to improve the outcome of the elections."

 

Signed: S. Walter, Media Relations, Nigerian-American Council (NAC)

 

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