National Commissioner Speaks Of Repositioning INEC
Former INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started repositioning and repackaging for electoral challenges ahead, Concise News reports.

INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said this on Monday at a four-day workshop on media monitoring for some INEC publicity officers in Abuja.

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Okoye said that the commission was presently harnessing the lessons from the 2019 general election and harvesting positive recommendations aimed at improving subsequent elections.

He assured Nigerians that the commission would continue to improve on its processes and procedures.

Okoye assured the various stakeholders in the electoral process that the Commission would study and analyse all the recommendations made and positively implement them.

Speaking on the workshop, the national commissioner said its aimed at increasing understanding of INEC public officers of new issues, challenges and possibilities in the media.

Okoye added that it was also aimed at how to harness such possibilities and arrest negative perception relating to the work of the commission and build a positive image for INEC.

He said that part of the challenges faced by the commission during the 2019 general elections revolves around information management and strategic communication as well as managing public perception around the processes and procedures of the Commission.

According to him, while the commission had consistently tried its best to provide information to the media it demanded that the spokespersons for the Commission be conversant with the happening in the commission.