ABUJA – The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address some of the challenges identified during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the commission, gave the advice on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He said the advice became imperative in view of the forthcoming Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections on April 11.
Odinkalu, nonetheless, commended INEC for the success recorded in the Presidential and National Assembly elections conducted on March 28.
“We are not asking for perfection, we are asking for improvement and Prof. Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of INEC, has shown that improvement.
“INEC should, however, learn from the mistakes of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and perfect its art in subsequent elections,’’ he said.
The chairman also urged the electorate to replicate conducts that encouraged peaceful atmosphere during the last elections in the April 11 elections.
Odinkalu commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulated President-elect Muhammadu Buhari.(NAN)
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