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INEC To Meet Friday To Decide On Election Date

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The chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, will this Friday meet with the national electoral commissioners and with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday.

The aim of the two meetings is to enable the INEC chairman to brief the national commissioners on the outcome of the National Council of States meeting and on Saturday hear the situation of things on ground from the Resident Electoral Commissioners before coming out with a clear position on the general elections.

The meeting with the Resident Commissioners will be for an on the spot accessment of the d‎istribution of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

According to National Commissioner, “So far, only over 45 million PVCS have been distributed. So the meetings will assess everything before a final decision.”

It was gathered that there may be a stakeholders’ meeting with political parties on Monday before a final decision is taken.

The security agencies had written to disclose that the security situation in the country does not warrant holding the election as scheduled.

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