Voter registration timetable out soon – Jega
The Chairman of INEC Prof. Attahiru Jega yesterday said the timetable for Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) would be released soon.
Jega announced this at an interactive session with Editors and News Directors organised by INEC in collaboration with UNDP’s Democratic Governance for Democracy (DGD) project in Abuja.
Jega said the commission was working to improve on the integrity of voter register before the 2015 general elections.
He added that the register in Ekiti and Osun had been updated ahead of the governorship elections and assured that CVR would be completed in all the states by September.
He identified lack of ICT as one of the challenges facing the conduct of the registration.
Jega said the commission would ensure extensive and comprehensive voter education before 2015 elections and enjoined the media to show its social responsibility in educating voters.
The chairman also said the commission was ready to conduct elections in spite of the security challenges, adding, ``we are ready to conduct elections in a any situation we find ourselves.’’
He, however, said it was important to conduct elections under a conducive atmosphere to ensure credible polls, stressing that INEC was mindful of the security challenges confronting the nation. (NAN)