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2023: INEC Reviews 2019 Elections, Moves To Reform Electoral Laws

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The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says the Commission has commenced processes that would culminate in the amendment of electoral laws to ensure that future elections are more credible.

 

Prof. Mahmood made the disclosure on Friday when the Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission, Mariah Arena, presented the EU report on the 2019 general elections to him in his office in Abuja.

 

Speaking, he said as part of the reform process, the Commission would be engaging the leadership of the National Assembly on areas that require legislation.

 

While that is going on, he said INEC would be implementing other aspects of the reform within its powers, in consultation with critical stakeholders.

 

“Let me assure you (the EU EOM) that the Commission will again quickly focus attention on the electoral legal framework in addition to several other areas of reform.

 

“We will study in detail all your recommendations as part of our ongoing internal review of the 2019 general elections which we hope to conclude in the next two months.

 

“Immediately thereafter, we shall engage with the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly on areas that require legislation while implementing aspects of the reform within the powers of the Commission in full consultation with stakeholders. There is so much work to do but little time ahead of us.”

 

Meanwhile, Yakubu has assured that the internal review of the 2019 general elections being carried out by the commission would be concluded in the next two months.

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