BAUCHI – Mr Tanimu Turaki, Minister for Special Duties, has said that the Federal Government has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), all that it required for a successful conduct of the 2015 general elections.
Turaki stated this weekend in Bauchi, while fielding questions from journalists on preparations by the Federal Government for a successful conduct of the polls.
“Mr President had ensured that INEC was given every support that they wanted in terms of funding, in terms of logistics arrangement for them to make adequate preparations for this election.
“Is something we have done in 2007, people have come to say, yes, there is a remarkable improvement in election in 2007 and when we supported INEC to conduct the 2011 election, people came to say yes,’’ Turaki said.
He assured that 2015 election would be much better than that of 2011.
Commenting on the state of insecurity in the country, Turaki said that Nigerians should know that the problem of insecurity is not the problem of security agencies alone.
“All of us are stakeholders, so we must do our own best, even in term of giving useful information to security agencies that could help to solve a lot of problems.
“But Mr President in his acceptance speech last Saturday, when he was elected, said that election will be conducted in every state in Nigeria.’’
He assured that Nigerians would not be disenfranchised during the 2015 polls.
The minister said that “as far as issue of security is concerned, there is a lot that has been achieved, we know that there is still a lot that can be done, we are working to do a lot, and we will continue to do a lot and we did not only need the support but also the prayers of all Nigerians,” he stressed.