The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that there were ‘new developments’ that the commission needs to address before the conduct of the 2015 general elections.
He said this, Saturday, in Abuja when he and other officials of the commission met with representatives of the registered political parties at the INEC headquarters.
“The main purpose of this meeting is to update you on the commission’s preparation for the 2015 elections, draw your attention to some new developments and get your inputs as to how the commission should address them,” he said.
“This meeting will raise the new developments and get your inputs as to how the commission should address the challenges.”
Speaking at the meeting, Dr Yunusa Tanko, the Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), said the council had been advocating that it should be considered whenever the commission was taking any decision.
“The council has right from onset been making tremendous contributions to our democracy.
“But unfortunately, the issues that all of us have been raising long before now have never been considered or put into perspective,” Tanko said.
He urged the leaders of the political parties who attended the meeting to put Nigeria first in their responses to the new developments mentioned by Jega.