Anambra Mistakes Will Not Repeat Itself In 2015 -INEC

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 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated its commitment to conduct free and fair elections next year, saying the commission has learnt from recent shortcoming in Anambra State governorship polls.

The Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner Professor Kunle Ogunmola who spoke unbehalf of INEC while receiving the executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State council, said the Anambra experience cannot in any way affect the general elections in 2015.

The INEC commissioner told journalists that the commission has been able to identify the cause of the Anambra crisis and believes that it was not a general problem that can undermining the credibility of future elections in the country.

Ogunmola identified non-payment of allowances and omission of some voters name on the electoral register in some cases as the major problems which gave rise to the post election crisis, pointing out that the situation was blown out of proportion the way it was reported in the media.

He said the commission was already re-assessing the Memorandum of Understanding it signed with the National Youth Service Commission (NYSC) with a view to improving on it. “Right now, efforts are being made to update the voters registers,” he added.