Contrary to news making rounds that the postponed elections might be shifted again, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Atahiru Jega, has stated that the commission is prepared for the 2015 polls, making it clear that there will be no further postponement of the elections slated for March 28 and April 11.
Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, March 18, at an election situation room dialogue session with civil society organisations hosted by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Jega called for an end to speculations that the federal government was planning to postpone the polls for a second time, thereby precipitating a constitutional crisis.
“We are now adequately ready for the elections which have been rescheduled to hold on March 28 and April 11. And I want to say that I’ve not seen any indication from anywhere that there is a desire for another postponement of this election. So we are all focused on March 28 and April 11,” he said.
Jega noted that the last batch of 500,000 permanent voters’ cards would be ready before Saturday, adding that
11 states had so far achieved over 90 per cent collection as the commission had put to good use, the six-week extension for the polls.