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.”