The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has identified voter education and sensitisation as one of the core areas it would require the support of the United Nations to successfully conduct a free, fair, credible, and inclusive 2023 general election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has identified voter education and sensitisation as one of the core areas it would require the support of the United Nations to successfully conduct a free, fair, credible, and inclusive 2023 general election.

The Daily bulletin issued by the commission quoted INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, as listing the areas of required support when he received in audience the United Nations Needs Assessment Mission, led by Serge Gakwandi Kubwimana, at the Commission’s headquarters, Abuja.

Yakubu said that given the size of Nigeria, there was the need to keep engaging citizens and stakeholders using different media platforms.

The INEC Chairman reiterated that the conduct of free, fair, credible and inclusive election remains the core concern of the commission.

He listed other areas of priorities for the Commission to include consolidating the gains of electoral reforms through increased capacity building for the Commission and other stakeholders.

Also identified by Yakubu were enhancing the security of elections, increasing inclusivity and participation, as well as expanding the use of relevant technology in the electoral process.

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