The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, will address the audience at Chatham House, London, on Tuesday (today).

The event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. GMT).

According to a statement from Chatham House, the chief electoral referee will speak about preparations and priorities to ensure electoral integrity and inclusion, as well as the main challenges and plans for the conduct of the elections, including electoral security and the use of new technological systems.

The statement read: “Nigeria is scheduled to hold presidential and national assembly elections on February 25, as well as gubernatorial and other subnational elections on March 11.

“The elections bring to an end President Muhammadu Buhari’s two terms since his election in 2015 and mark the first time he has not been a candidate in a presidential election in 20 years, an important milestone in Nigeria’s trajectory of democratic consolidation.

“The Nigerian Election Act, enacted in February 2022, has contributed to raising hope around the electoral process, reflected in the addition of 12.29 million new voters, 9.51 million of whom were later voters. validated, in Nigeria’s voter registration exercise, raising the total number of registered voters. voters to more than 93 million.

“Nigeria is at a critical time, having suffered two recessions in the last six years, unprecedented levels of physical and food insecurity, persistent fuel shortages, and high levels of crude oil theft.

“Civic fatigue also remains a major challenge and the three main pillars of Buhari’s security, economic and corruption policies continue to be defining issues for citizens.

“Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), discusses preparations and priorities to ensure electoral integrity and inclusion.

“It also discusses the key challenges and plans for conducting the elections, including election security and the use of new technological systems.

“This event is an Africa and Members program event and is part of a series of events and results examining the 2023 Nigerian election and political developments.

“As with all Chatham House member events, member questions drive the conversation.”