Past event

Nigeria: Planning and Prospects for the 2011 Elections

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Participants

Okechukwu Ibeanu, Chief Technical Adviser, Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria
Mark Stevens, Adviser and Head of the Democracy Section, Commonwealth Secretariat
Sola Tayo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Lola Banjoko, Nigeria Leadership Initiative

Overview

Nigeria's next National Assembly, presidential and gubernatorial elections are fast approaching. The Independent National Electoral Commission has recently undergone change following constitutional amendments and the arrival of its new chair, Professor Attahiru Jega. The Commission is under considerable pressure to compile a new voters' register and train personnel before the elections, and hold more credible elections than those held in 2007.

At this meeting Professor Ibeanu will discuss INEC's progress and his thoughts on the prospects for Nigeria's next elections.

Event documents

Nigeria: Planning and Prospects for the 2011 Elections
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