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INEC Unveils Plan to Improve Election

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, has disclosed that the Commission would soon introduce measures to regulate the use of money in politics.

Speaking on how to improve elections in Nigeria at the Chatham House, London, Jega said the measures were part of the reform process introduced by the commission. He further explained that the electoral laws allow INEC to play the role of ensuring that the spending caps for expenditure were followed to the letter and to impose sanctions where necessary.

Jega also noted that voter education was an event until now carried out prior to general elections in Nigeria and explained that such practice was totally wrong and unfortunate for the most populous black nation in the world which had illiteracy as a major challenge.

Jega pledged that the commission would conduct free and fair elections in 2015, in spite of the challenges in the country, adding that the greatest challenge for Nigeria is how to prevent regression and consolidate on gains, he said the commission working very hard to achieve its set goals.

The chairman also listed other areas of the reforms to include restructuring and reorganization of the commission.

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