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Welcome to FES Nigeria

Barka da zuwa FES Nigeria!
E k’abo si FES t'ile Nigeria!
Nno, anyi n’anabata unu na FES Nigeria!

INEC and FES against Electoral Fraud, Abuja, March 17; Katsina, March 24, 2011.

Electoral Fraud 1 Electoral Fraud 2

(1.INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega addressing Resident Electoral Commissioners and Assistant Electoral Officers; 2. Elder Statesman Maitama Sule and FES Nigeria Resident Representative Thomas Maettig)

Nigeria’s 2011 elections have raised hopes and fears across the country. Some observers went as far as to call them the “last chance” of the Nigerian democracy. The need to end the tradition of rigging, electoral violence and collusion between politicians and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has repeatedly been emphasized.

Under the chairmanship of Professor Attahiru Jega, the leadership of INEC is working hard to instill this new spirit into the commission. The FES, in partnership with the INEC headquarters, has organized two workshops for the commission’s Assistant Electoral Officers to discuss the ethics and challenges of election management in Abuja and Katsina.

The Abuja workshop gathered almost 200 electoral officers from the Nigerian capital and the adjacent states, as well as INEC chairman Attahiru Jega, Commissioner ‘Lai Olurode and elder statesman Maitama Sule. The speakers passionately pleaded with the INEC personnel to allow this historic chance of delivering free and fair elections to Africa’s greatest nation pass by.
The workshop also gave the electoral officers the opportunity to share their experiences and the multiple challenges they face at the polling booth.

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