The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it would hold a meeting with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, and Resident Electoral Commissioners, (REC) on Saturday, to decide whether to shift the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28 Premium Times reports.
In a statement on Friday by the spokesperson of INEC Chairman, Kayode Idowu, he said after the meeting, “the Commission will address a press conference to brief the nation on its decision with regard to whether or not the general elections will hold as currently scheduled”.
Jega on Thursday briefed the National Council of States on the preparedness of the Commission to conduct the 2015 general elections. He made a presentation titled, Preparations for the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report.
Sambo Dasuki, the National Security Adviser, NSA, and Armed Services Chiefs also briefed the Council on the current security situation.
Jega also informed the council that the commission was in a better position to conduct the election at present compared to the 2011 election.
“Compared with the 2011 General Elections, for instance, our systems are definitely more robust. We believe that we are ready for the elections as planned,” Jega said.
It would be recalled that Professor Attahiru Jega, recently refused to postpone the forthcoming polls. The INEC boss told the Council of State meeting yesterday February 5, that the commission is ready to conduct the polls.