By Princess-Ekwi Ajide, Abuja
June 23 (Newshour.com.ng) – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it is ready to conduct a post-election review of the 2023 General Election in line with its practice over the years starting from 2011.
The review which will involve the Commission’s officials at National and State levels as well as stakeholders with a view to learning lessons and charting the way forward will commence with a meeting of the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on 4th July, 2023 and end with the Commission’s retreat on 5th August, 2023.
A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said at the state level, the internal review will involve the Commission’s regular and adhoc staff, including RECs, the 774 Electoral Officers, Heads of Departments, Administrative Secretaries as well as some Presiding Officers and Collation/Returning Officers while external engagement will 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.
The review is expected to focus on all aspects of the electoral activities before, during and after the elections, adding that the commission will specifically welcome actionable recommendations from stakeholders towards strengthening institutional capacity for the discharge of its responsibilities and the enhancement of processes and procedures.
According to the statement, a detailed schedule of activities and timelines will be released immediately after the meeting with RECs on 4th July 2023.