All elections should hold same day – Jega

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Wednesday said elections in the country, after 2015, should be held same day, saying that staggered elections were costlyBesides, Jega said holding elections same day was in line with global practices.
“I think that in future, not 2015, elections should be held in same day in line with global practices and Nigeria should move in that direction in the future. Staggered elections are not cost effective and it is not cost efficient and it is expensive,” Jega told some journalists in Abuja.
The INEC chairman cited Ghana, Sierra-Leone, the United States and Venezuela as countries that held their elections in one day.

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