The Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, Wednesday, said it was putting finishing
touches to a comprehensive proposal for
constitutional and legal amendments to the
Electoral Act.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the
commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a retreat
organized by the House of Representatives’
Committee on Electoral and Political Parties
Matters in Abuja.
An INEC bulletin issued on Wednesday quoted
Yakubu as saying that the proposed
amendments would be forwarded to the National
Assembly for consideration and legislation soon.
This, he said, was part of the commission’s
efforts to reduce electoral malpractices in the
“We are also looking at some of our guidelines
and manual to see what changes are needed in
the light of recent experience,” Yakubu said.
The INEC boss also disclosed that work has
commenced on the commission’s strategic plan
for 2017-2021, including the election project plan
and the tracking mechanism.
“This will be concluded by December 2016, well
ahead of the general elections in 2019.”

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