The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said measures have been taken to improve on its election management this year.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru JegaSpeaking said this when he hosted the Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, John C.M Groffen, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
INEC boss explained that the commission is determined not to allow a repeat of the Anambra governorship election mistakes in the forth coming governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti states later this year.
Jega, who acknowledged the various concerns raised about 2015, said the commission has learnt lessons from previous elections hence it was poised not to repeat those mistakes.
“We will have two governorship elections this year and we are doing all possible to ensure they are conducted smoothly, freely and fairly. We have mapped out detailed plans from previous elections”.
According to him, “What happened in Anambra was unfortunate and it will not in any way represent what will happen in 2015. We learnt additional lessons from it and we are factoring it in our preparations for 2015.
“We are aware that stable nation, will lead to improved economic growth. Our job is to use electoral process to ensure that elections are conducted with credibility and add to political and economic stability of the country.
“I am pleased to inform you that prospects of the coming year are good because we have done extensive research and preparations since 2011. And we have made remarkable improvements into the process.