2015: Jega Calls For EU Support For Voter’s Education

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has called upon the European Union to help the electoral body in educating voters and other stakeholders in the country.
Prof Jega described the proposed voters’ education as necessary for the success of the 2015 general elections.
The INEC boss, who spoke on Friday in Abuja during a meeting with EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Michel Arrion and his team said as much as the commission would love to ensure proper voters’ education, it has insufficient budgets.
He also asked for more training for the workforce, especially in the area of logistics.
The training, he argued will go along in assisting the commission’s work.
Besides, Jega also used the opportunity to clarify the report on the meeting with political parties in Ekiti.
He said it was not true that 25 political parties walked out of the meeting as reported.
According to him only three political parties staged a walk out.
Jega, who also pleaded with EU to include the media in the training, urged journalists to avoid sensitization, stressing that “it is not everything a politician says that can be reported.”
“Our media needs to know that it is not everything that can be reported,” he stated.

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