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Jega refuses to guarantee elections date

2015-02-19 11:15
Chairperson of INEC, Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (AFP)

Abuja - Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said he can not guarantee that the 2015 general elections will take place on the rescheduled dates in March and April, reports Punch.

Jega, who was before the Senate on Wednesday to explain the level of INEC’s preparedness for the elections, said only the service chiefs can guarantee the sanctity of the rescheduled polls in view of the security challenges facing the country.

Also read: Jega insists INEC is ready for elections

Jega, who was grilled for about four hours by the Senate, said the security forces are in a better position to answer the question on whether the elections would take place on the re-scheduled dates or not.

He said he could only give assurance on issues under his jurisdiction.

Read more at Punch.

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