Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has reflected on past collaborations between the electoral umpire and its Liberian counterpart.
Yakubu spoke on Saturday when he was honoured by Liberian National Electoral Commission, NEC, recalling INEC Nigeria’s assistance during Liberia’s 2017 Presidential election.
He highlighted the joint efforts of IT experts from INEC and NEC-Liberia in addressing stakeholders’ concerns regarding the voters’ register.
Furthermore, he noted INEC’s technical support ahead of subsequent Special elections, the 2020 referendum facilitated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and the implementation of the biometric register in the recent general election.
Emphasizing the significance of inter-EMB collaboration, Yakubu underscored the complexity of election management and urged prioritizing peer support amid limited resources and escalating election costs.
The event marked the dedication of a Workspace for staff, officiated by Prof. Yakubu at the invitation of Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah, Chairperson of NEC Liberia.
Madam Lansanah, in her address, acknowledged the pivotal technical support rendered by INEC Nigeria and Professor Yakubu in establishing the Workspace and bolstering the electoral process in Liberia.