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President Goodluck Jonathan reiterates commitment to free, fair and credible 2015 election

President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his commitment to the conduct of free, fair and credible general elections in 2015.
The President stated this when he received the report of the National Stakeholders Forum on Electoral Reform presented by former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani.
He noted that results of 2007 presidential election that produced late President Umaru Yar’Adua and himself as Vice President, caused him a lot of embarrassment.
President Jonathan said notwithstanding the Supreme Court judgment that upheld the results of the elections, he was confronted with embarrassing questions over the elections when he travelled abroad.
According to him, it was at that point that he vowed that if he has the opportunity to oversee elections in Nigeria, he would do better than what was done in 2007.
The President said he agreed to the recommendation that there must be a body dedicated to punishing electoral offenders.
He also assured of adequate funding for INEC to enable it to carry out its statutory functions effectively.
Earlier, Senator Nnaman said the centre was set up, among others, to develop a crop of decent young men and women who will take over the mantle of leadership in the nearest future.
He said the Centre also focuses on promotion of excellence in public leadership through infusion of capacity through seminars, workshops and training.

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