INEC Publishes Report Of 2023 General Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented its findings on the 2023 general election.

The commission stated that publishing the report is consistent with its previous four electoral cycles and commitment to transparency.

This was announced in a statement by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee.

Olumekun stated that the Report highlights the election’s unprecedented variety in party representation, signifying considerable democratic development.

According to him, the 2023 general election saw four political parties win gubernatorial contests, seven parties win senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies, and nine in state legislatures, indicating a significant shift in political representation across Nigeria.

He stated that the material was made available on the organization’s website and social media outlets.

On Thursday, 22nd February 2024, the Commission convened for its weekly meeting, where the 2023 General Election Report was reviewed and approved for publication.

It partly read: “In keeping with our tradition over the last four electoral cycles, and our commitment to transparency, we are pleased to announce the release of the official INEC report on the 2023 General Election.

“This comprehensive 526-page document, structured into 13 chapters and enhanced with 60 tables, 14 boxes and 10 graphs, offers an in-depth analysis of the election’s key processes, achievements, and challenges, alongside valuable lessons learned.

“The Report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress. This election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.

“The Report underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements, particularly the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), in enhancing electoral integrity and reducing fraud. Furthermore, it addresses public concerns about the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, explaining the technical issues encountered during the upload of polling unit results for the presidential election.”

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