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INEC To Meet Party Leaders, Resident Electoral Commissioners, Others Over Poll Shift

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The last may not have been heard on election postponement as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is due to meet with leaders of all registered political parties and state electoral commissioners on Saturday.

INEC Chairman Pro. Attahiru Jega

INEC Chairman Pro. Attahiru Jega

A statement by the media aide to the INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu on Friday said that the Commission would decide whether to shift the poll or stick to the timetable after consulting with all the stakeholders.

The statement reads: “On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, was invited to brief the National Council of States (NCS) on the preparedness of INEC to conduct the 2015 general elections.

“He made a presentation titled “Preparations for the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report.’ The National Security Adviser (NSA) and Armed Services Chiefs also briefed the Council on the current security situation.

“As a follow-up to that meeting, the Commission has scheduled a consultative meeting with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, as well as a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

“Thereafter, 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.”



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