Senate and House of Representative have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for successfully conducting the Presidential and National Assembly elections adjudged to be free and credible by Nigerians and foreign observers.
Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Mr. Andy Ubah and his counterpart in the House , Mr. Jerry Manwe gave the commendation yesterday in Abuja when during a courtesy visit on INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
Speaking during the visit, Mr Ubah commended INEC chairman, staff and ad hoc staff for being professional in the handling of the elections saying he was confident that the lessons gained in the elections will make for better outing in the remaining leg of the elections.
Ubah also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat even before the collation was concluded adding that, the act has doused the tension that was building up.
For his part, Mr Manwe while encouraging INEC to continue in its determination of conducting free and credible elections urged the Commission to brace up in mitigating the hiccups experienced before the next round of elections.
“The hiccups observed especially with the card readers during the elections is human as no system is perfect”, Manwe stated.
He however urged the technical department to strive to correct the challenges that were experienced before the April 11 governorship and states assembly elections.
Responding, INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega assured that the Commission will do everything possible to address the challenges identified.
“We are doing our best to ensure that all hiccups are addressed before the governorship and states assembly elections”.
Prof Jega commended the National Assembly for the cooperation given the Commission to carry out its responsibilities adding that, the visit of the INEC committee chairmen days after the elections was a testimony of the relationship they both enjoy.


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