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INEC Releases Comprehensive 2023 General Election Report

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a comprehensive 526-page report on the 2023 General Election.

The announcement regarding the release of the report which showcases the country’s democratic progress and highlights key insights from the electoral process was made in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Sam Olumekun mni, on Friday, 23rd February 2024.

According to the statement, the report was released in line with the Commission’s tradition over the last four electoral cycles in demonstration of its commitment to accountability and transparency.

It explained that the report “structured into 13 chapters and then enhanced with 60 tables, 14 boxes and 10 graphs, offer an in-depth analysis of the election’s key processes, achievements and challenges, alongside valuable lessons learned.”

Highlighting some key areas of the report, ” it showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in political party representation, thereby demonstrating significant democratic progress.”

“This election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria,” it added.

In his words, the Chairman IVEC, Mr. Sam Olumekun mni, stated that “the report underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements, particularly the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in enhancing electoral integrity and reducing fraud.

Furthermore, it addresses public concerns about the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, explaining the technical issues encountered during the upload of polling unit results for the presidential election.”

“Other aspects covered in the report include logistics, security arrangements, staff recruitment and training, inclusivity measures and the electoral framework.

This document has been made accessible on our website (www.inecnigeria.org) and social media platforms.”

Moreover, the report serves as a testament to INEC’s unwavering commitment to accountability and transparency in conducting elections and by releasing such a detailed analysis of the 2023 General Elections, INEC reaffirms its dedication to festering public trust and confidence in the electoral process.

The Commission therefore welcomes feedback to inform future electoral reforms and improvements.

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