The Board and Management of WANEP-Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to the Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega in his office at INEC Headquarters, Abuja Nigeria. The visit is in line with WANEP’s mandate of engaging with relevant stakeholders in promoting peace and security in the region and followed on the heels of the seminar on Managing Electoral Disputes in 2015 General Elections organised by WANEP-Nigeria in partnership with USIP. INEC is the body charged with conducting the elections.
As the implementing partner of ECOWAS in the operationalization of the ECOWAS Early Warning Mechanism (ECOWARN), WANEP has been monitoring and analyzing elections and electoral processes in West
Africa for nearly a decade and has worked closely with various stakeholders to support free and fair elections. Through this experience, WANEP has come to realize that electoral dispute mechanisms are a sine qua non in
the struggle to promote free, fair and transparent elections.