The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Kaduna State has commenced the post election reviews of the 2023 general elections to tackle recorded challenges.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Auwal Mashi stated this during the commission’s meeting with stakeholders on Tuesday In Kaduna.
Represented by the Head of Electronic Operations INEC Kaduna Office, Hussaini Ali Muhammad said the purpose of the review was to improve the future conduct of elections and to consolidate Nigeria’s democracy.
According to him, the internal review will involve the commission’s regular and adhoc staff including electoral officers and their assistants, head of departments, administrative secretaries, some presiding officers, collation and returning officers.
“The review which will focus on all aspects of the electoral activities of the election, the commission however will welcome all actionable recommendations from stakeholders towards strengthening institutional capacity for the discharge of their responsibilities and enhancement of processes and procedures” the REC said.
He stated that after the review, the lessons learnt from the 2023 elections and solutions would be provided to the challenges facing the process of election.
The head of department voter registry and ICT INEC Kaduna, Umar Buhari Ali explained that the review would basically x-ray the successes and failures of INEC in the 2023 general election.
“What we are trying to do is to look at the various factors that contributed to the success stories INEC was able to record during the last election.
” We are also looking at places where we have challenges so that we can improve for better in the 2027 election, saying, this is something the commission does after every election so that it will have a guide towards it’s policy decision making.”