The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has entreated Senators-elect to commence and finish work at the assessment of the electoral legal framework early, ahead of the 2023 General Elections.
INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the call on Thursday at a ceremony for the Issuance of Certificate of Return to Senators-elect on the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Yakubu said that past due end of the evaluation of the electoral law might have an effect on the commission’s implementation of the framework.
He stated that as a count of urgency, the fee might start work on post 2019 elections assessment and road map to 2023.
“There is a lot of labor but little or no time available. As a manner governed by means of regulation, the achievement of election in Nigeria relies upon to a big quantity on the electoral felony framework and most significantly, in ensuring adherence to the regulation.
“I want to assure you that we will preserve to work with the National Assembly to review and enhance our Electoral Law.
“But I need to attraction to the Senators-decide on to delight start paintings early and finish paintings on the electoral framework in true time properly ahead of the 2023 popular elections.
“The tendency to postpone electoral reform, especially the assessment of the electoral framework, until it’s far too close to the elections, leaves the commission with little time to broaden techniques such as regulations and hints, make required session with stakeholders, embark on powerful voter schooling which include sensitisation, train group of workers and organise deployment for the elections.
“I am happy that a few of the senators-elect are senators that we’ve got worked very closely with and a number of them have taken initiative or maybe sponsoring personal member payments to boost the reason of electoral reform,” he said.
The chairman stated that the commission appeared ahead to running very intently with the senators-elect in deepening the us of a’s electoral process.
He congratulated the lawmakers for his or her election victory to serve the state.
Among the ones issued the certificates of return are: Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, Enugu West (PDP); Mohammed Sabo, Jigawa South West (APC); Philip Aduda, FCT(PDP) and Sen. Dino Malaiye Kogi West (PDP).
Others are: Baba Kaita, Kastina North (APC); Omo-Agege Ovie Delta Central(APC); Ibrahim Gandam, Yobe North (APC); Abdul’Aziz Yari Zamfara North (APC); Kaura Yahaya, Zamfara West(APC) and Ifeanyi Uba, Anambra South (YPP).
The issueance of Certificate of return to the participants of the House of Representatives will commence at 2 p.M.