Nigeria: General Elections 2019

Time until Saturday, 16 February 2019, 08:00:00 (Lagos time)



Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has commended the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) for its partnership in the deployment of Electoral Alternative Dispute Resolution (EADR) in resolving electoral disputes and called for greater partnership going forward.
The INEC Chairman gave the commendation at the Annual Conference & Induction Ceremony of ICMC, held in Abuja, Yesterday.
The INEC Chairman who was represented by National Commissioner, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, noted that the introduction of EADR through several interventions such as trainings, mediations exercise and sensitization of electoral/political stakeholders had greatly helped in reducing cases of litigations in the electoral cycle.
Professor Yakubu expressed optimism that with greater partnership with the ICMC, there would be more awareness on the use of ADR in resolving electoral disputes.
In recognition of his believe and deployment of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the INEC Chairman was conferred with Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
The Commission had in the past, through its ADR Directorate, deployed the EADR tool in resolving electoral disputes in different states.