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With the coming into force of the Electoral Act 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advanced plans to review its code of conduct and rules of engagement for security personnel on election duty, reports 
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L-R: Hon. Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, National Commissioners Major General A. Alkali (Rtd), Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, Prof. Abdulahi Zuru, Prof. Kunle Ajayi, Prof. Muhammad Kallah and Mr Sam Olumekun at the second quarterly meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) held at the INEC headquarters on Friday 13th May 2022. PHOTOS. ABIODUN AYODELE
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu revealed this at the second quarterly meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) for the year 2022 at the INEC conference room Abuja at the weekend.

He pointed out that given recent developments like the coming into force of the Electoral Act 2022, there are roles and responsibilities required of all involved in elections, especially in the areas of voter accreditation and result management in particular and election administration in general.

All these, he said, have bearing on election security.

INEC, the chairman said, would therefore need a clear understanding of some of these responsibilities under the new law.

He stressed that its for this reason, there will be an update on voter registration and data clean up.

Also, he noted that the last code of conduct was prepared on the eve of the 2019 General Election and reviewed in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A further review will be necessary in view of the new Electoral Act and current security challenges,” he asserted.

In addition, chairman said INEC has tasked Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to provide basic data on areas of security challenges in their States, including citizens living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

“Our idea is to harvest the data as a basis for further engagement with the security agencies as well as devising the best way to provide electoral services to all Nigerians under all circumstances,” Yakubu assured.

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