Poll: Majority of Civil Society Organizations have Confidence in Professor Jega

Poll: Majority of Civil Society Organizations have Confidence in Professor Jega

(NNNGO)- A new NNNGO poll shows many civil society organizations still have confidence in Professor Attahiru Jega’s leadership to deliver a free and fair election come March and April 2015?. These results come as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the general elections few days to the initially announced date of 14th and 28th February 2015.

The poll, conducted February 9-24, 2015, found 73% of the respondents still have confidence in the leadership of Professor Jega to conduct free and fair elections following the postponement of elections; only 27% had no confidence in his leadership. 58% of respondents to the survey responded as an organization while another 42% responded in their individual capacity.

According to NNNGO’s Executive Director, Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi, ‘’it is important to gauge civil society’s confidence in INEC and its leadership as we go through a defining moment in our democratic experience as a Nation’’. The poll has served to feel the pulse of civil society organizations across the country in form of a straw poll.

The poll was conducted by the NNNGO research team online. Respondents where asked to answer ‘’yes’’ or ‘’no’’ to this question: ‘’Given the recent election postponement by INEC, do you have confidence in INEC under Professor Attahiru Jega’s leadership to deliver a free and fair election come March and April 2015?’’

Outcomes of this poll clearly shows us the direction the wind of confidence in INEC and its leadership is blowing amongst civil society organizations in Nigeria concluded Oyebisi.

Article by Seyi Oyebisi

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