2023: Make Suggestions On Election Processes, Procedures – INEC Tells Nigerians

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked Nigerians to make suggestions on election processes and procedures following the conclusion of the 2023 general election.

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The electoral commission in a statement via its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday maintained that there were many positive aspects of the just concluded 2023 general election.

INEC said it is aware that some aspects of the election were being litigated at the various election petition tribunals but would be careful not to touch on issues that are clearly sub-judice.

However, the commission insisted it is appropriate to review the election.

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The statement read: “There are many positive aspects of the 2023 General Election. At the same time, there were challenges. The Commission is aware that aspects of the election are being litigated at the various election petition tribunals. While we are careful not to touch on issues that are clearly sub-judice, it is appropriate to review the election broadly as enumerated on the agenda for this meeting contained in your folders. More specifically, and from your practical experience of reporting or analysing the election, we would like to hear your observation and suggestions on the processes and procedure for:

“i.Accreditation of media organisations

ii. Access for journalists to voting and collation locations on Election Day

iii. Conduct of pre-election activities by the Commission: Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), voter access to polling units etc

iv. Logistics for the movement of personnel and materials

v. Recruitment and training of ad-hoc staff

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vi. Conduct of regular and ad hoc officials during the election

vii. Security during the election

viii. The role of technology in voter accreditation and result management; and

ix. Any other suggestions that will improve the conduct of future elections.”

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