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Published On: Thu, Dec 11th, 2014

60% voters card distributed nationwide – Jega

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INEC-Attahiru-JegaFrom Ayodele Samuel & Akilani Abdullah, Lagos

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Independent National electoral Commission, INEC has said that over 60% of the permanent voters card has been distributed nationwide.

Speaking at the public presentation of Nigeria Media Code of Election Coverage/INEC interface with editors in Lagos yesterday, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Athairu Jega made it known that the team has been working tirelessly to make sure it delivered credible elections in 2015.

He said at present, only two states have not been given the permanent voters card which includes Borno and Niger state, noting that the other 40% will soon be distributed across the nation.

Jega noted that the past elections has been faced with the challenge of logistics and the electoral body is prepared to tackle it next year, through its available data base that has been gathered through the distribution of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVC).

He assured Nigerians that the electoral body is prepared for the 2015 general election, saying the body will not make the same mistakes like that of 2011.

Jega urged the Nigerian Journalists against unethical and unprofessional reporting of electoral process, adding that the masses depend on them to uphold and deepen the nation’s democracy.

He urged journalists to abide by the code of conduct of coverage, saying the electoral body is open to the media in ensuring credible elections.

 

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