Election Time table: INEC Yet To Take A Position – Jega

Attahiru Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the Commission has not taken any position yet on the debate over whether the 2015 General elections should be postponed or not.

Jega made the disclosure on Friday at a workshop on “Mitigation of Violence in Election,” organized by INEC in Abuja.

“I don’t want to comment on this. Like everybody, we read in the papers. Many things have been attributed to me, which I did not say. In any case, anything I say is the commission’s position and the commission has not taken any position on it. So I want to be more patient on this. I cannot comment on this for now,” he said.

In what appears to be a response to suggestions in some quarters that the forthcoming 2015 general elections should be postponed, Jega said the electoral body would work with the current timetable.

While stressing that the commission has never deliberated on reviewing the date of the election despite the challenges surrounding the distribution of Permanent Voters Card, PVCs, Jega said INEC has been working vigorously to actualize the February 14 election date.

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