2023: INEC directs RECs to submit inventory of election materials

Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

INEC says the submission of the inventory of the election materials will enable it to prepare early for the 2023 poll.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has directed all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to submit an inventory of all election materials under their care before March 12.

INEC Chair, Mahmood Yakubu, who gave the directive on Monday at a meeting with the RECs in Abuja, said the move would enable the commission to prepare early for 2023 general elections.

Mr Yakubu restated the commission’s commitment to deepening the culture of planning for elections.

“As we continue to plan for the next general election, the RECs have been directed to compile and submit an inventory of all election materials in order to determine shortfalls and take early steps to ensure their adequacy and availability.

“Only a few states are still outstanding. I wish to remind the states that are yet to make their submissions to do so by the end of this week.

“This will enable us to address some of the logistics issues that have become a recurring decimal in the conduct of elections in the past.

“The 2023 general elections must be different from all previous elections in terms of our preparations and readiness,” Mr Yakubu said.

He said the meeting would among other things, review the commission’s engagements with stakeholders on the planned expansion of voters’ access to polling units.

Mr Yakubu said the meeting would also discuss INEC preparations for the commencement of the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR).

Source: Premium Times

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