2023 General Polls: INEC To Conduct Post-Election Review In July

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence a post-election review of the 2023 General Elections on 4th July 2023 with a view to learning lessons and charting the way forward.

The INEC announced this via a statement issued and signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye.

According to the INEC, this is in line with its practice 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.

“The review will commence with a meeting of the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on 4th July 2023 and did with the Commission’s retreat on 5th August 2023,” the statement read.

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.

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.

It further said that 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 responsibilities and the enhancement of processes and procedures,” it added.

Detailed schedule of activities and timelines will be released immediately after the meeting with RECs on 4th July 2023.

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