Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed the commission would commence its continuos voter registration exercise in May 2014 ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Jega stated this on Thursday at the opening ceremony of INEC/State Independent Electoral Commissions, SIECs, Experience Sharing Conference, organized by United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in Kaduna.
“The continuous registration exercise is to ensure those that have turned 18 years between 2011 and now are registered before the 2015 general elections,” he said.
The Chairman stressed the need for closer synergy between INEC and SIECs, adding that the conference was timely towards ensuring free, fair, peaceful and credible elections in the future.
Jega further expressed optimism that the 2015 general elections would be the most credible in the history of Nigeria considering INEC’s level of preparedness.
He said that more polling units would be created in the next year general election to decongest large polling units.