Amina-Zakari

Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Amina Zakari, has identified some lapses in the Electoral Act used in conducting the 2015 general elections.

At a meeting with a delegation of military attachés of accredited foreign missions in Nigeria, led by the Assistant Director, Attaché Management Defence Intelligence Agency, Col. Everest Okoro, Zakari called for a review of the Electoral act which she hoped would address shortcomings and improve the commission’s work.

“We need a review of the Electoral Act because during the course of our assignment, we noticed some lapses and lacunae in some of the clauses. We are working with the National Assembly and have recommended certain reviews.
“We also remind the current National Assembly on the need to look at these aspects of the Electoral Act so that we can improve on our processes and also improve on elections.”

While explaining the composition and functions of the commission to the military attaches, the INEC boss highlighted some of the challenges encountered in the course of delivering the 2011 and 2015 general elections.
Zakari said some of the challenges include lack of internal party democracy, control and monitoring of party finances and expenditure.

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