*Says work has started on 2023 elections
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday, said preparations for the 2023 general elections have started.
He said the Commission would work with the National Assembly to ensure a speedy passage of the amendment to the nation’s Electoral Act in other to confront the challenges ahead.
Yakubu said this in an interview with State House correspondents shortly after he took his oath of office for his second term.
He took the oath before the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The INEC Chairman promised that conduct of elections will continue to get better under his watch.
Yakubu said: “We have clearly demonstrated in recent elections that elections are getting better and they will continue to get better.
“The National Assembly is holding a public hearing on the amendment of the electoral legal framework. This is important and this time around, working with the National Assembly, we will ensure a speedy passage of the amendment bill and once it is assented to, it will help us enormously in confronting the challenges ahead.”