The Electoral Institute, Abuja on Friday said it would use the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections to correct all the wrongs from the lessons learnt during the 2019 general elections.
The Director-General of the institute, Saád Idris, said this at a Policy Dialogue series tagged, “Dynamics of Delegation: Reforms in the Recruitment, Training and Deployment of Ad-hoc Election Personnel” in Abuja.
Mr Idris said the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has been engaging with stakeholders since the 2019 general elections, to know what went wrong to improve on subsequent elections.
“Today we drew stakeholders from the academia, civil society among others to this meeting meant to interrogate the electoral process, going forward to know what we did not do right.
“The chairman has been making effort to address the challenges faced, so this is a part of that effort to look into the recruitment, training and deployment of ad-hoc staff during elections.
“The effort of the commission is clear, it has owned up to some things that it did not do right, so beginning from the Kogi and Bayelsa elections, you will see improvement.’’
Mr Idris said the plans to correct the electoral process had started, adding that “we are not going to wait for general elections before correcting all the wrongs.’’
He explained that the meeting was part of the mandate to organise a policy dialogue, to engage in dialogue for reforms, recruitment, training and deployment of ad-hoc staff.