INEC implemented some of our 2011 recommendations, says ECOWAS




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ABUJA – The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission, said on Abuja that the (INEC) implemented some of its post 2011 general election
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Mr Okorodudu Eyesan, the Head, ECOWAS and Good , told newsmen after the mission’s closed-door meeting INEC management that ECOWAS would continue to partner INEC towards a election.
Eyesan said that ECOWAS would continue to INEC to ensure that electoral process was successful.
“INEC worked closely on some of the recommendations we have put on the table.
“Prof. Attahiru Jega is highly respected by ECOWAS, he is one of our distinguished chairs of electoral bodies the region.
“ So, we do believe that those implementations he has put into place will be very productive and helpful to the electoral processes,’’ Eyesan said.
Asked if the commission would monitor elections the -East, Eyesan said that the mission discussed the issue INEC.
“Whatever INEC comes up with; we will get back to the population,’’ he told newsmen.
Eyesan said the mission was satisfied with most of the explanations given by INEC during the closed-door meeting.
“ We discussed in camera and what we discussed is positive. Our discussions will support the electoral process,’’ he said.
Before the meeting went into closed-door session, the of the mission, Mr Francis OKe, said the mission would like INEC to clarifications on some issues about the 2015 elections.
Oke said the mission had earlier met with some electoral stakeholders before the visit to INEC.
“We have met the National Human Rights Commission, Nations Development Project (UNDP) and Union and many stakeholders and we got good confirmations about the elections,’’ he said.
In his welcome address, the of INEC, prof. Attahiru Jega said although there were challenges in the preparation for the upcoming elections, INEC was on top of the challenges.
Jega said the commission would do its best to conduct credible, free and elections.
He, however, urged all stakeholders to contribute their quota towards the success of the election, especially on voter education.
Jega said INEC had been enjoying good relationship on electoral matters with stakeholders, including ECOWAS.
“We believe that recommendations from election observers will help the election management body to improve in subsequent elections,’’ Jega said.(NAN)