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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, its chairman, gave the guarantee when he met with representatives from the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Abuja.
He said the meeting was the first since Saturday’s governorship election in Osun and that INEC would build on its previous successes in future elections.
“Your warm sentiments motivate us, but there is still much work to be done.”
“We assure you that we will work not only hard, but even harder, to deliver the general elections in 2023.”
“I have listened to some of the issues raised but perhaps, when we go into the working session there will be an opportunity for us to respond to some of the issues,’’ he told the delegations.
Prof. Yakubu also spoke about the governorship elections held in Ekiti in June and that of Osun held on Saturday.
“As for the preparation for the 2023 general elections, I want to assure you that we promised Nigerians that Ekiti was going to be good and Ekiti was a good election.
“We promised that Osun was going to be better, Osun was a better election. We are promising that the 2023 general elections will be our best election ever and we are committed to delivering best election ever,’’ he said.
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Earlier, Mr Frank LaRose, Secretary of State for Ohio, U.S.A and leader of the delegations, commended INEC on its various efforts at improving on the conduct of elections in Nigeria.
LaRose, who is an election commissioner in the State of Ohio, described his first visit to Nigeria as a great learning opportunity. He urged INEC to keep improving on Nigeria’s electoral system.
“I lead a delegation of high level election experts from around the region, as well as from the United States.
“These are delegations who share with you the common belief that the people of Nigeria deserve to continue to have free, fair, and acceptable elections, so we are working to prepare for the presidential election in 2023.
“We took the opportunity to visit Osun because that was only the second time election has been conducted under the new Electoral Law.
“We met with the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun and we observed many different polling locations on Election Day.
“First, I want to commend you all for the on-going work that you do to continue to improve. We always know there is room to get better.
“We, however, need to first recognise the continuous improvement that INEC has made to deliver safe elections; and that is something that we were able to see first-hand,’’ LaRose said.
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