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INEC strategises for better elections

19 August 2015, 16:34

Kaduna - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is working with various stakeholders to improve on the country’s electoral process.

Acting Chairperson of the commission, Amina Zakari stated this at a one-day workshop for selected journalists and INEC Public Affairs Officers held in Kaduna.

The event was designed to examine lessons learnt from the just-concluded general elections in the country.

Zakari who was represented at the occasion by INEC’s Director, Human Resources Management, Musa Adamu said the event which was to brainstorm on what went well or wrong in the last general elections as well as chart the way forward for better elections in the future.

Also read: 2015: INEC calls for synergy with media

“Our major concern is to work together, criticize and praise ourselves too in our various contributions for us to get it right”, she said.

She commended the efforts put in place by both the media and other partners which she said led to the success of the elections.

On his part, representative of the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, Eze Uche said the UNDP is committed to assisting INEC in ensuring that it conducts elections that will be widely accepted.

“It is our tradition to support the strengthening of democratic setting in Africa”, he said.

Eze remarked that the workshop would serve as an eye-opener in the commission’s bid to conduct free, fair and credible election.

-   NAN



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