The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday presented the report of the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Professor Mamood Yakubu, made the presentation while briefing journalists at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He began with an explanation that the document contained two reports – the Report of the Stakeholders’ Retreat of the 2019 General Elections and the Report of the Election itself by the commission. Professor Yakubu gave a breakdown of the reports to include preparations, conducts, and post-election events.
He noted that the reports contained 180 recommendations, adding that some of the recommendations that required administrative actions by the commission were already being implemented. According to the INEC chief, the implementation of the recommendations led to the improvements in the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
He, however, stated that other recommendations in the reports would require legislative backings by the National Assembly to be implemented. Professor Yakubu believes the two reports will help to strengthen the commission to deliver free, fair, and credible elections in the country.