INEC Bemoans Stakeholders’ Poor Understanding Of Electoral Act

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has lamented the poor understanding of the Electoral Act by key political actors and stakeholders in the country.

The Director, Voter Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye, stated this at the weekend during a media/civil society organisations’ parley with INEC on identifying and mitigating flashpoints of electoral misinformation and disinformation.

Organised by the International Press Centre with support from the European Union, the event brought together eminent personalities including the Chairman, Senior Fellow, Centre for Democracy and Development, Professor Jibrin Ibrahim.

Speaking on a keynote address, “Issues, Perspectives and Flashpoints of Electoral Misinformation and Disinformation,” Okoye said stakeholders were yet to transition from the Electoral Act 2010 to the new Electoral Act, 2022.

He also identified poor understanding of the commission’s processes and procedures by those who ought to know some of the issues the public should be aware of and be guided accordingly.

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