2022 – 2026 STRATEGIC PLAN DUE FOR VALIDATION
Honourable Chairman, Professor Yakubu has used the opportunity of the emergency meeting of the Commission with the RECs to also speak on the progress made on the Commission’s Strategic Plan of Action for 2022-2026. The document according to Prof. Yakubu is due for validation. He said: “as you are aware, our current Strategic Plan covering the period 2016-2021 expires at the end of this year.
Consequently, the Committee set up by the Commission to develop the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan has concluded its work, the validation of which will commence this week.
“The Strategic Plan and the Strategic Programme of Action will serve as the framework and guiding document for the work of the Commission for the 2023 General Election and beyond. Therefore, it is a very important document and I appeal to you to accord the validation process the attention it deserves”.
On recommencement of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), the INEC Chairman said “I am also glad to report that the Commission has virtually completed the necessary preparations for the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).commencing on 28th June 2021. What is left is to finalise the newly established Polling Units in order to update our registration software to make them available to registrants”.
He urged the RECs not to rest on their oars, as more work lies ahead for the Commission as it prepared for the 2023 general election which was exactly 640 days away. His words: “apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for the 19th June 2021 in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State while awaiting the official declaration of vacancies by the House of Representatives for the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency in Plateau State and Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State”.
Professor Yakubu continued; “furthermore, preparations for the Anambra State Governorship election to be held on 6th November 2021 and the FCT Area Council election scheduled for 12th February 2022 will be prioritised. Similarly, we shall continue our early preparations for the 2023 General Election. In this regard, the Commission has already established an Election Project Plan (EPP) Committee to work on the 2023 Election Plan. The idea is to complete the Plan early enough and make sure that we are fully ready for the election, which is now only 640 days away”.
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