Nigeria’s electoral powerhouse, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has restated its commitment to conduct a free, fair and credible election in 2015.
The electoral body gave this assurance through its Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bayelsa State, Mr. Edwin Nwatalari.
Nwalatsri spoke in Yenagoa at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Press Week.
Speaking on ”Towards a Credible 2015 General Elections, Nwatalari, who was represented by Mr. Victor Agbonwanaten, Deputy Director, Voters Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Liaison, said the voters register was now electronic driven to guard against electoral fraud.
He said: “For the first time in the history of Nigeria’s electoral process, the commission, as part of its preparations has commenced the continuous voters registration. It is, therefore, fair to say that for the 2015 general elections, not only nearly as many as possible eligible voters will vote, there will be no fictitious names in the register.
“The 2015 general elections, to all intents and purposes, will witness the use of card readers in the process of accreditation of voters before they vote. This will be possible because of the type of voter register that we now have. Multiple registration and multiple voting will be a thing of the past.”