The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to assist the Republic of Chad to conduct its forthcoming parliamentary elections in a free and fair manner.
INEC made the promise when a delegation of Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission, led by its Vice Chairman, Mr Adama Djibert, paid a visit to the headquarters of the electoral body in Abuja.
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu while addressing the visiting delegation, commended Djibert for acknowledging Nigeria’s support to Chad’s electoral process, pledging to work within its powers to offer technical assistance in certain areas for the conduct of the parliamentary elections.
He said; “Both at this meeting and in our private discussion in the office, you raised a number of issues and I want to respond as follows.
“The first issue is insecurity resulting in the displacement of citizens including voters.
“One area we can share experience with the Republic of Chad in this regard is to share with you our framework for Internationally Displaced Persons voting.
“The second area is in the registration of voters and the preparation for voters register; we will share experience with you in this regard as well.
“We will also share experience with you in deepening stakeholders’ engagement, particularly with respect to political parties, civil society organisations, and the media.
“As you prepare for the parliamentary elections, one important area we will discuss is inclusivity for women, youths and persons with disabilities,” he said.