Few days to commencement of campaigns for next year’s general election,the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has warned that the exercise be conducted inline with the provisions of the electoral act.
Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu gave the indication at a 2 day capacity building workshop on INEC’s Processes, innovations, preparation for the 2023 general election and critical issues in the electoral act 2022 for the INEC press corps members in Lagos.
Represented by the National commissioner and chairman, voter education committee, Bar Festus Okoye, the INEC boss urged the political parties to ensure that their campaigns are not tainted with abusive languages likely to truncate the peaceful conduct of the 2023 election.
He further indicated plans by the commission to clean up the voters register before it is displayed for claims and objections.
Stating the aims and objective of the workshop, the chief press secretary to the Inec chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi said it is to build the capacity of the participants on the processes of the Commission, including various innovations introduced to further strengthen the conduct of the 2023 election.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, Chairman of the INEC press corps, Segun Ojumu commended the commission for putting together the workshop and called for an open door synergy that will enable the media discharge it’s duties effectively.
Other takeaways from the opening session of the workshop includes INEC unwavering commitment to deployment of innovations to fine tune the nations electoral process.