The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is working with the National Assembly to review the country’s Electoral Act for improved electoral processes.
Acting Chairman of INEC, Amina Zakari, while receiving some Foreign Defence Attaches with the Defence Intelligence Agency at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday, said that in the cause of carrying out the commission’s assignment, INEC had noticed some lapses in the electoral act which needed to be reviewed.
She said that while INEC has recommended certain reviews to the National Assembly, it has also reminded the current lawmakers on the need to review those clauses to improve the electoral processes.
“We will continuously try to improve the electoral process through legal reviews,” she said. “Election laws are not static; they are dynamic. You have to keep on improving on them especially when something comes up, like the issue of diaspora voting, the issue of electronic voting. These are issues that require review and we will keep on recommending to the National Assembly for these reviews.”
Chief of Defence Intelligent Agency, Monday Morgan, said the foreign attachés were at the commission in recognition of its roles in national development, especially the promotion of democracy.
Morgan, represented by Everest Okoro, the leader of the delegation, said that the visit of the foreign attaché to INEC was due to the accolades that followed the 2015 general elections.