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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, will today (Tuesday) attend a forum in Washington DC where he is expected to deliver a lecture on the just concluded general elections in Nigeria.
Adefuye noted that the forum was co-hosted by the SAIS African Studies Program, NDI and CSIS. The event, which is free and open to the public will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the school’s Nitze Building, located at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Hosted by SIAS’s Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on Constructive Capitalism and African Studies Program, the conference will explore key political and economic factors that have contributed to the acceleration of the region’s development over the past decade.
“Attahiru Jega, a former vice chancellor of Bayero University, will give the forum’s keynote address on “Challenges of Conducting Free, Fair and Credible Elections in Nigeria” at 12:30p.m, while Mr. Christopher Fomunyoh, director of Africa Programs at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and Peter Lewis, director of the SAIS African Studies Program will provide commentary after Jega’s remarks,” Adefuye explained.
Experts that will participate in a panel discussion on a range topics include NDI Nigeria country director, Carlo Binda, who will speak on “The Political Context of the 2011 Elections”, professor of anthropology and international affairs at Georgetown University, Gwendolyn Mikell, who will speak on “Key Questions and Conclusions of Observers”, and program manager of NDI’s Project Swift Count 2011, Richard Klein, who will speak on “New Tools for Domestic Observers”.
Adefuye also hinted that Jega would be given a reception at the Country’s Chancerry in Washington DC on Tuesday evening after which he will proceed to the Nigerian Community for a briefing. (Leadership)