Securing the 2015 General Elections

Tuesday 17 February 2015

In collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) the Justice for All programme organised a one-day strategic level discussion on the 18th of December 2014, which was targeted at preparing NPF officers to police the forthcoming 2015 general election.

At the event Prof. A. M. Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed that policing is significant to the success of any election. He thanked J4A for providing a platform for discussing this important national issue.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Abba reas-sured the general public and the stakeholders that the police will do their best to ensure that the election is peaceful and fair.

As a result of the conference the Nigerian police in collabora-tion with J4A launched the ‘Standard Operational Guidelines/Rules for Police Officers on Electoral Duties’. This enables police officers to safeguard the constitutional rights of the electorate. The guidelines remind the officers of their legal responsibilities and ethical expectations. The IGP thanked DFID and J4A for their immense support in publishing the.