The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it may adjust backwards the 2015 elections to either January or February, subject to the final endorsement of the Commission.
The commission recalled that if not for the Voter Registration which preceded the 2011 elections, it would have been held earlier to allow for imminent legal actions to be resolved before the inauguration date of May 29th.
INEC's in-house bulletin had it that the commission's chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega disclosed this at a two-day international workshop on "Ethics And Elections: Challenges And Institutional Responses", organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation in Abuja recently.
The INEC Chairman, however, regretted that pre-election cases which dealt with "disagreements arising from nominations and primaries had to drag on for years, eating into the tenures of some candidates."
Jega, therefore, expressed hope that the judiciary would hence forth not deal with such cases routinely but adopt a business-like approach.
"The key challenge is when these cases go on forever; they are not given priority. Three years after, we're still dealing with pre-election cases," he said.