• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

INEC To Conduct 2023 Post Election Review

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct a post-election review of the 2023 general election in line with its practice over the years. 

A statement signed by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye indicated that the Commission had been holding these review meetings after every general election since 2011.

The review will involve the Commission’s officials at National and State levels as well as stakeholders with a view to charting the way forward. 

It explained that the review would commence with a meeting of the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on first week of July and end with the Commission’s retreat later in the year. 

According to the statement, the internal review will involve the Commission’s regular and ad hoc staff at the State level, including the Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, the 774 Electoral Officers, Heads of Departments, Administrative Secretaries as well as some Presiding Officers and Collation/Returning Officers.

It also stated that the external engagement would involve critical stakeholders such as political parties, security agencies, election observers, the media and service providers such as transporters that facilitated the movement of personnel and materials for the election.

It added that the review would focus on all aspects of the electoral activities before, during and after the elections and that the Commission will welcome actionable recommendations from stakeholders towards strengthening institutional capacity for the discharge of its responsibilities and the enhancement of processes and procedures.

RN