Is INEC Ready For The February 2015 Elections?
With less than one month to arguably the most decisive moment in contemporary Nigerian history, the body responsible for overseeing Nigeria’s elections on February 14 has found itself embroiled in controversy as observers continually doubt their readiness for the elections.
With less a month to the elections, recently released figures indicate that INEC has only managed to distribute 40% of Permanent voters cards to voters. This would not be particularly worrisome if not for INEC’s insistence on only allowing those with Permanent voters cards to vote during the elections.
The National Security Adviser yesterday advised the chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega to postpone the planned February polls. Col Dasuki Sambo (Rtd) also hinged his advise on INEC’s failure to distribute majority of the PVC’s in its possession.
The opposition Party APC, however, kicked against Dasuki’s advised and urged INEC to go ahead with the elections as planned.
INEC however, insists they are ready and on course to hold free and fair elections 23 days from now.