INEC Releases Report Of 2019 General Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the report of the 2019 general elections.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mamood Yakubu, made the presentation on Friday while briefing newsmen at the commissions headquarters in Abuja, the nations capital.

He began with an explanation that the document contained two reports and gave a breakdown of the reports to include preparations, conducts, and post-election events.

Professor Yakubu noted that the reports contained 180 recommendations, adding that some of the recommendations that required administrative actions by the commission were already being implemented.

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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 report would require legislative backings by the National Assembly to be implemented.

Professor Yakubu said he believes that the two report will help to strengthen the commission to deliver free, fair, and credible elections in the country.

He informed newsmen at the briefing, that hard copies of the report would be widely distributed, while soft copies would be made available on INECs website by Monday.

Professor Yakubu had earlier appeared before the Senate Committee on INEC to defend the commission’s 2021 budget.


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