The Honorary President, ECOWAS Network of Election Commissions ECONEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has described the network as a vital instrument in successful conduct of credible election in West Africa sub-region.

ECONEC is an umbrella body of Election Management Bodies EMBs in West Africa.

Yakubu, who is the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and immediate past president of ECONEC, said this in an interview in Abuja.

He said ECONEC was one of the best things at bilateral level that happened to good governance in West African countries.

Yakubu said the network working with international communities and development partners had been instrumental in facilitating smooth collaboration among key stakeholders such as the media, civil societies and the judiciary in member countries during the conduct of elections.

He said that ECONEC had also been helpful in addressing various challenges confronting different member countries while conducting major elections. ڨW8