Mr. Monday Udoh-Tom, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said the commission would not accept the outcome of primary elections conducted by any political party after June 3, 2023.
Udoh-Tom said that the resolve to keep to the 2022 Electoral Act, “once again sign-posts the commitment to bring some measure of certainty and sanity into the nation’s electoral calendar.”
He said this during a one-day Media/Civil Societies Organisations, CSOs. This is a roundtable on the 2022 Electoral Act organized by the commission, in collaboration with Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, and Delta State Civil Society Forum, DENGOF at its headquarters in Asaba, Delta State,
He noted that the Act was an important piece enacted to improve the legal framework for the conduct of the 2023 general election, and for the overall benefit of the electoral process.
“As key allies of the commission, in its commitment to delivering free, fair, and credible elections, the place of the media, CSOs, as well as other election stakeholders cannot be overemphasized, hence the hosting of this event by the commission and donor partners in Delta State, to familiarise participants with key provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, as we turn a critical corner in INEC plans and processes for the 2023 general election.