INEC Collaborate with Security Agencies for Election Safety

INEC Collaborate with Security Agencies for Election Safety

In an ongoing effort to fortify the electoral process, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, along with members of the Commission, convened the first meeting of the year with the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).

The meeting, geared towards fostering stronger collaboration with security agencies, aims to enhance the safety of voters, electoral officials, materials, and the overall environment. This preparation is crucial as the nation gears up for the upcoming round of elections, specifically the Bye/Rerun elections scheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2024.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu emphasized the significance of a robust partnership between INEC and security agencies to ensure a secure and smooth electoral process. The Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security plays a pivotal role in coordinating efforts to safeguard the integrity of elections, and this meeting underscores the commitment to reinforcing that collaboration.

The discussions during the meeting encompass various aspects, including strategies for preventing disruptions, handling potential security challenges, and ensuring a peaceful environment conducive to free and fair elections. The proactive engagement with security agencies demonstrates INEC’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of transparency, security, and credibility in the electoral system.

As the preparations intensify for the upcoming elections on February 3, 2024, the INEC Chairman and Members, in tandem with the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, are focused on laying the groundwork for a successful electoral process.

Dat: Ongoing.

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