The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said that it will soon convene a national dialogue that will pave way for the reform of the electoral system in Nigeria.
The commission also promised to dutifully study the reports from stakeholders in the 2019 elections “and take into consideration the actionable recommendations in planning for future elections.”
The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated these today during the first meeting of INEC with the Resident Electoral Commissioners, after the conclusion of the 2019 general elections.
Yakubu said the conversation will be structured around critical issues, including taking into consideration the reports of previous committees on electoral reform which had been submitted in the past 40 years.
During the exercise which has been scheduled to kick off around July and August, the commission plan to engage with all stakeholders, beginning with a review involving its officials at Local Government and State levels.
Yakubu also said that INEC would also consider the record of public hearing for the amendment of the electoral legal framework by the National Assembly and confessional statements by some political actors.