Lapses In Election More Than We Anticipated– Jega

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria says it hopes to address the lapses witnessed in Saturday’s election to ensure it will not recur on April 11.

The chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, told reporters in Abuja on Sunday that the lapses witnessed in the election were more than what the commission had anticipated.

“We’ll ensure they don’t occur in April,” Jega said.

The chairman of the INEC told reporters that the commission had started investigations into what accounted for the difficulties with the Card Readers.

He also said that the commission would investigate reports of underage voting from Taraba, stressing that the INEC had instructed that the officials involvedshould be identified.

“Underage voting is against the law. We are investigating reports and will take measures once this is established.”

The Chairman of the INEC told the reporters that the commission had received a letter from theAll…

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