Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 restated that although their were several challenges facing the successful conduct of the general election in February, the commission would overcome them, assuring Nigerians that the forthcoming polls will best that of 2011.
Jega made the claim at a quarterly meeting with political parties at INEC’s headquarters Abuja.
He said: “I want to use this opportunity to assure all of you that as we promised Nigerians, we are working assiduously to ensure that we prepare adequately and that we conduct elections that are free, fair, credible and peaceful.
“I want to also assure you that we are committed to ensuring that the elections we will conduct will be remarkably very much better that those we conducted in 2011.
“We believe that even though there may be challenges, such as the distribution of the PVCs, we feel confidently that with the measures and mechanisms that we have put in place, that these challenges are challenges that we can overcome. We shall overcome them well in advance of the conduct of the general elections.”
Jega also used the opportunity to beseech all stakeholders to rally round with INEC to address the challenges facing the commission, especially as regards the distribution of Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), as the card will in no little way curb electoral fraud.