INEC says it will hold a post-elections review for the just-concluded 2023 polls from July 4 to August 5, 2023.
In a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Festus Okoye, the electoral umpire said the review will commence with a meeting of the Resident Electoral Commissioners -RECs and end with the commission’s retreat.
Reports say, the commission has been holding these review meetings after every general elections since 2011. According to the electoral umpire, the review will focus on all aspects of the electoral activities before, during and after the elections.
Recall that the Presidential election was conducted on February 25, 2023 and INEC declared the All Progressives Congress -APC candidate, Bola Tinubu as the winner of the poll but two main challengers — Peter Obi of the Labour Party -LP and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party -PDP are presently in court to challenge the declaration by INEC, alleging various electoral malpractices, the supposed inefficiency of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System -BVAS and INEC Result Viewing Portal -IREV as well as insisting that the poll was not free and fair.
Meanwhile INEC said it will review the lessons from the general elections and chart a way forward.