The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently in a closed-door meeting to review last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in a bid to finalise arrangements for the forthcoming governorship and states House of Assembly elections.
Those who are in attendance includes INEC management team and the Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC).
In his remarks, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said that the processes and procedures deployed will be reviewed in a bid to make amends where necessary.
According to him, the conduct of the March 9 governorship and states House of Assembly elections will be a tremendous improvement on the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Furthermore, he called on the RECs to take cue from the last Saturday’s elections and implement corrections learned from the challenges in the March 9 elections.
Yakubu said, “Once we conduct the national election, we take stock and review, so that processes and procedures are strengthened learning from period of previous elections before we go into state elections.”
He added, “The next election is going to hold on Saturday March 9 and this is going to be the governorship in 29 states of the federation.”
“As you are aware, in seven states the governorship elections are staggered and conducted off season. We have since concluded these elections.
“So, there will be governorship election in 29 states and in all the states of the federation. There will be state assemblies by-election and in the FCT where the Area Council election coincides with the general election. We are also conducting election in 68 constituencies and that will be six council chairmen and 52 councilors.
“We have gone very far with the arrangements for the elections, election will hold on March 9.” he said.