Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has disclosed that on Wednesday said the commission would commence its continuous voter registration in May ahead of the 2015 election.
Jega who stated this at the opening ceremony of INEC/State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) Experience Sharing Conference, yesterday in Kaduna said more polling units would be created in the next year general election to decongest large polling units.
According to him, “The continuous registration exercise is to ensure those that have turned 18 years between 2011 and now are registered before the 2015 general elections. Also those that were 18 and above but were unable to register for one reason or the other would be given opportunity to register.’’
The Chairman stressed the need for closer synergy between INEC and SIECs, adding that the conference was timely toward ensuring free, fair, peaceful and credible elections in the future. He, therefore called on the state governments to ensure absolute independence of SIECs and credible elections at the grassroots.