Meanwhile, the commission has opened its media centre in Khartoum on Sunday. Speaking at the ceremony, NEC Chairman, Abel Alier said the centre would provide immediate press services to give up-to-date information to journalists during the electoral process. He said there would be free, fair and a transparent election.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced that more than 15 million people have registered to vote in next year's polls. This brings to 80% the number of registered voters in Sudan. At a news conference in Khartoum, the head of NEC's Registration Committee, Al Hadi Mohamed Ahmed said about 57% of the money spent during the registration exercise was provided by the Sudanese government, while 43% came from donors.