Following complaints from Nigerians regarding the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has stated that it will reassess its result management system.
According to the commission, their results management method was challenged in court.
Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the remarks on Friday in Abuja at a post-election review meeting with Collation and Returning Officers.
He promised that the commission would take stock of the results management system and identify its strengths and faults so that it might be enhanced.
Yakubu said, “At the same time, issues have arisen and some Nigerians have raised concerns about result management at the various levels. While some of the issues are subject to litigation and therefore subjudice, we can nevertheless discuss them broadly and most importantly share our experiences on the way forward.
“It is therefore the commission’s expectation that at this meeting, we will identify areas of strength and weakness as well as the necessary reforms we need to introduce going forward.”
He also said the commission would like to know the experiences of Collation and Returning Officers in the 2023 elections.
Yakubu said, “More specifically, and from your practical experience in the 2023 General Election, we would like to hear your perspectives on the processes and procedures for: Recruitment, training and posting of Collation and Returning Officers;
“Logistics for movement to and from your places of assignment; the integrity of the collation and declaration procedure, including the application of the law, regulations and guidelines for result management; The role of technology in result management; Security of Collation/Returning Officers and the collation centres; Conduct of party agents and election observers during collation; and Conduct of security personnel.”