Mahmod Yakubu: The Positives Of The 2023 Elections
There are many positive aspects of the 2023 General Election. At the same time, there were challenges. The Commission is aware that aspects of the election are being litigated at the various election petition tribunals.
While we are careful not to touch on issues that are clearly sub-judice, it is appropriate to review the election broadly as enumerated on the agenda for this meeting contained in your folders.
More specifically, and from your practical experience of reporting or analysing the election, we would like to hear your observation and suggestions on the processes and procedure for:
i.Accreditation of media organisations
ii.Access for journalists to voting and collation locations on Election Day
iii.Conduct of pre-election activities by the Commission: Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), voter access to polling units etc
iv.Logistics for the movement of personnel and materials
v.Recruitment and training of ad-hoc staff
vi.Conduct of regular and ad hoc officials during the election
vii.Security during the election
viii.The role of technology in voter accreditation and result management; and
ix.Any other suggestions that will improve the conduct of future elections