INEC Promises To Conduct Better Elections In 2023

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has assured Nigerians that the 2023 elections would be different from all previous ones in terms of preparations and readiness.

Yakubu, who gave the assurance at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), yesterday, in Abuja, said the commission was committed to deepening the culture of planning for election.

“As we continue to plan for the next general election, the RECs have been directed to compile and submit an inventory of all election materials to determine shortfalls and take early steps to ensure their adequacy and availability.

“Only a few states are still outstanding. I am reminding the states that are yet to make their submissions to do so by the end of this week. This will enable us to address some of the logistics issues that have become a recurring decimal in the conduct of elections in the past. The 2023 general election must be different from all previous elections in terms of our preparations and readiness,” he stated.

The INEC boss commended the RECs and staff of the commission “for ensuring that the two elections conducted this year met the standard for credible exerciser”.

He urged them to strive to do even better in the forthcoming Ekiti East State Constituency 1 bye-election and Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election in Abia State.

“You will recall that the expansion of voters’ access to polling units and resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) were among the issues discussed at our last meeting held a little over one month ago.

“Only a few states are still outstanding. I am reminding the states that are yet to make their submissions to do so by the end of this week. This will enable us to address some of the logistics issues that have become a recurring decimal in the conduct of elections in the past. The 2023 general election must be different from all previous elections in terms of our preparations and readiness,” he stated.

The INEC boss commended the RECs and staff of the commission “for ensuring that the two elections conducted this year met the standard for credible exerciser”.

He urged them to strive to do even better in the forthcoming Ekiti East State Constituency 1 bye-election and Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-election in Abia State.

“You will recall that the expansion of voters’ access to polling units and resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) were among the issues discussed at our last meeting held a little over one month ago.

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