INEC Chairman Jega Laments Voters Apathy In Nigeria

INEC Chairman Jega Laments Voters Apathy In Nigeria

By ThisDay on May 17, 2014
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INEC Chairman Professor Jega

As preparations for the 2015 general elections gather momentum, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday bemoaned the apathy among the voting populations. He said available statistics show  that  majority of Nigerians seem apathetic to elections.

The INEC chairman who spoke while inaugurating the National Inter-Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education and Publicity (NICVEP), which among other objectives is to ensure proper coordination and monitoring of voter education nation-wide and to ensure participation of marginalised groups.

Jega identified the problem of conducting elections in Nigeria to the attitude of both the electorates and political class; noting that low level of awareness by citizens was a major reason for voter apathy.

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