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INEC to Commence 2023 Post Election Review from July 4

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it is set to conduct a post-election review of the 2023 General Election starting from 4th July 2023.

The Commission made the resolution to conduct the review when it held it’s regular meeting on Thursday, 22nd June.

A statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye indicated that the review would 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 Okoye, the review will 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, Okoye said 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.

For the external engagement, Okoye said it would 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”, Okoye said.

The Commission however disclosed that detailed schedule of activities and timelines will be released immediately after the meeting with RECs on 4th July 2023.

Post-election review according to INEC has been a regular practice for the Commission after every General Election since 2011.

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