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NASS visits Jega, asks him to improve on performance

Posted: Apr 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Joe Nwankwo, Assistant Editor, ABUJA

As the nation prepares for the April 11 governorship and states house of assembly elections, the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Electoral Matters have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that they use the exercise to correct some of the flaws experienced during the just conducted presidential and national assembly elections.

This was contained in the speech by the Chairmen of the Committees, Senator Andy Ubah and Hon. Jerry Manwe paid a courtesy visit on the commission on Thursday in Abuja to express their satisfaction with the manner the electoral body conducted the polls.

Ubah who was the first to speak commended INEC for the mature way it handled the elections just as he charged the electoral body to work hard to correct the defects noticed in the workings of the card reader machines.

While ruminating on the March 28th presidential and national assembly polls, Senator Uba noted that the hand of God hence the peaceful outcome of the elections despite the predictions of some people that the country could disintegrate.

He also poured encomiums on President Goodluck Jonathan for his rare display of courage and humility for willingly accepting the result of the election and reached out to congratulate his opponent.

Speaking in the same light, Hon. Manwe noted that the peace which the country is enjoying today is because of the way and manner INEC handled the exercise with focus and commitment.

He also spoke about the card reader saying a lot of hiccups were noticed especially with the card reader, we hope that the relevant departments will work hard to correct the anomalies noticed in the last election.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega said that for the past four years, he and his colleagues have worked dutifully with the two committees to improve on the nation’s electoral system.

He promised that INEC will continue to work hard to deliver free, fair and credible elections to the nation.

He also promised to do everything necessary to address all the challenges noticed during the presidential and national assembly elections ahead of the April 11th governorship and state assembly elections.