INEC publishes ‘Notice of Polls’, declares, ‘we’re good to go’
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 31, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on Monday published the Notice of Polls for the 2023 General Election.This was as it undertook a self-audit of its preparations for the polls and declared that it was good to go.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration when he received in audience the President and Chief Executive Officer CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems IFES, Mr. Anthony N. Banbury.
So far, the Commission has successfully implemented 12 out of 14 activities in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities.Section 44 of the Electoral Act 2022 (as amended) provides that the Notice of Polls must be published not later than 14 days before the election cause to be published, a notice specifying the date and hours fixed for the poll; the persons entitled to vote; and the location of the polling units.
Vanguard reports that While he said the logistics arrangement for the polls has been reassuring, the INEC chairman added that the technological innovations for the elections have been tested and that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, would again be tested this Saturday in a nationwide mock accreditation exercise.