The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has commenced a review of the 2023 general elections.
INEC National Commissioner in charge of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement issued, on Thursday night, in Abuja.
Mr. Okoye also said the Commission held its regular meeting, on Thursday, and resolved to conduct a post-election review of the 2023 General Election in line with its practice over the years.
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“The Commission has 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 learning lessons and charting the way forward.”
According to him, the review would 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.
“At State level, the internal review will involve the Commission’s regular and ad hoc staff, including RECs, the 774 Electoral Officers, Heads of Departments, Administrative Secretaries as well as some Presiding Officers and Collation/Returning Officers.
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“The 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 will focus on all aspects of the electoral activities before, during and after the elections.
“Specifically, the Commission welcomes actionable recommendations from stakeholders towards strengthening institutional capacity for the discharge of its responsibilities and the enhancement of processes and procedures.
“Detailed schedule of activities and timelines will be released immediately after the meeting with RECs on 4th July 2023,” he stated.