2015 Elections: Internally Displaced Persons Will Vote- Jega

Attahiru Jega

November 20, 2014


By: Ibrahim Olalekan

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has assured people in the North-East that they will participate in the 2015 general elections.

Jega said this at a meeting with stakeholders on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the 2015 elections at Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, organised by INEC and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with support from USAID and the UK’s DFID.

The assurance came on the call by civil organisations and prominent Nigerians not to disenfranchise the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), but to respect their civic rights by making adequate provisions for them to participate in the coming elections.