Udoh-Tom at a one-day Media/Civil Societies Organisations, CSOs, roundtable on the 2022 Electoral Act organised by the commission in collaboration with Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, and Delta State Civil Society Forum, DENGOF at its headquarters in Asaba, Delta State, said that the commission resolved to keep to the 2022 Electoral Act.
According to him, the commission wants to bring some measure of certainty and sanity into the nation’s electoral calendar.
Udoh-Tom said that the Electoral Act was an important piece enacted to improve the legal framework for the conduct of the 2023 general election, and for the overall benefit of the electoral process.
“As key allies of the commission, in its commitment to delivering free, fair and credible elections, the place of the media, CSOs, as well as other election stakeholders cannot be over emphasized, hence the hosting of this event by the commission and donor partners in Delta State, to familiarise participants with key provisions of the Electoral Act 2022, as we turn a critical corner in INEC plans and processes for the 2023 general election.
“It is pertinent to state here for the benefit of participants, that the Electoral Act 2022, signed into law on February 25, 2022, by the President, as well as the constitution of the country and INEC guidelines and regulation would essentially provide the framework for the conduct of the 2023 general election.