Nigeria: Planning and Prospects for the 2011 Elections

8 October 2010 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


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



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.