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Challenges of Modernizing Election Processes: The Nigerian Experience

16 March 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria (2010–15)
Chair: Bishop Precious Omuku, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs



Nigeria’s 2015 national elections, which took place in a fraught political environment, highlighted the importance of strengthened institutions, leadership, cooperation and good communication to cementing democratic progress in both Africa’s most populous country and the continent in general.

At this event, Professor Attahiru Jega will reflect on his experiences as chair of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission and will discuss the lessons that can be learnt for a pivotal election year across sub-Saharan Africa.

Non-members who are interested in attending this event can register their interest with Eugénie McLachlan in the Africa Programme.