June 13, 2024

conclude it within a month. We initiated the process on July 4th, and today is August 4th. The response has been remarkable. Commencing with consultations at the state level with the RECs, we engaged with transport unions, convened meetings with the State collation of the presidential election in Abuja, and held discussions with political parties, civil organizations, and others. Overall, we are heartened by stakeholders’ involvement and the valuable contributions they have made.”

In response to questions about the recurring challenges during the review, Yakubu highlighted the emergence of several issues. Two prominent matters were technology for voter accreditation and result management. Electoral logistics, including timely commencement of elections and the production and distribution of permanent voter cards (PVCs), were also addressed. He assured that administrative actions would be taken on issues requiring INEC’s intervention, while matters needing legal amendments would be directed to the National Assembly for deliberation.

Yakubu emphasized the importance of engaging with Nigerians, which would enable INEC to enhance the electoral process. He revealed that the insights gathered would be tested in the three off-cycle elections scheduled for November in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, as well as in upcoming bye-elections in other constituencies.

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