2023: UN Backs INEC To Conduct Credible Elections

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2023.

Matthew Alao, UNDP Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day training organised by the UN body in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Alao said that UNDP collaborated with INEC’s Election Monitoring Support Centre (EMSC) to train its Head of Departments (HODs) in South South and South East for successful conduct of the elections.

According to him, the successful conduct of the elections would help deepen democracy and enable the country to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.

Prof. Mohammed Kuna, Special Adviser to Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the EMSC was used by INEC to plan, monitor, track and implement election activities across the country.

On her part, Prof. Rhoda Gumus, INEC Commissioner in charge of Planning, Monitoring and Strategic Planning Committee (PMSC), gave assurance that the commission would conduct free and fair elections in 2023.

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