INEC Chairman Pledges To Take Recommendations From Stakeholders

The Independent National Electoral Commis­sion (INEC) chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has revealed that the Commission will take into cognizance stakeholders recommendation who reviews the 2023 general elections, for futher elections to come.

Prof. Yakubu stated that, “Immediately after harvesting these recom­mendations there is an oppor­tunity in the three guberna­torial elections from Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States elections in Nov. 11, to implement some of the recommendations that require only administrative actions by the commission.

“The ones that require legis­lation, the National Assembly will have to work on the laws.“There is also another op­portunity for us because so far we have four vacancies de­clared in the bye-elections.“These are Surulere I Con­stituency in Lagos, Jalingo Yaransi Federal Constituency in Taraba State, Chibok State Constituency in Borno State and Chifun State Constituency in Kaduna State.“Also, there are also four seats declared vacant arising from the screening of the min­isterial nominees that is ongo­ing at the National Assembly.”

“Two senators and two members of the House of Rep­resentatives have been nomi­nated as ministers.“So with that, obviously we have eight bye-elections. So these bye-elections will also pro­vide us the opportunity to keep test running some of the sug­gestions and recommendations made by the stakeholders.”

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