The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated a study group to analyse critical issues and challenges in the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
The commission announced this in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Osaze-Uzzi said this was part of its interest in a more scientific approach to the assessment of issues and challenges faced in the conduct of the general elections.
He said that the survey entitled: ‘’TEI Survey on Critical Issues and Challenges that Have Impacted On The Conduct, Outcome and Performance of INEC in 2019 General Elections’, would be conducted under the auspices of The Electoral Institute (TEI).
Mr Osaze-Uzzi said S. S. Muhammad, a professor from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto would also serve as a lead resource person in the survey.
He stated that the survey which would take about a month would involve fieldwork, to data analysis and presentation of the report of findings to the INEC.
”This is designed to interrogate issues that are pertinent to successful strategic planning, implementation and execution of INEC’s activities in the conduct of the 2019 general elections,” he said.
He quoted Director General of the TEI, Sa’ad Umar as saying that the objectives of the survey is ‘’to generate empirical facts from the perspectives of Nigerian citizenry on issues that have impacted on the conduct of the general elections.’’