OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated the Election Project Plan Committee (EPPC) charged with the responsibility of planning the 2019 general elections.
The Commission in its meeting on Thursday also approved the 2017- 2021 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation, following its validation by stakeholders.
The EPPC‘s Terms of Reference are: Coordinate all Departments and State Inputs into the planning of elections; Monitor the performance of the two-year budget estimates for the general elections, identify gaps and advise the Commission appropriately; Produce a comprehensive, costed Election Project Plan (EPP) for the Commission’s approval; Ensure the integration of the EPP and the EMS for effective implementation and monitoring; and Provide quarterly progress report on Implementation of the EPP up to the Election Day.
The 16-man Committee is chaired by Prof Okechukwu Ibeanu, a National Commissioner.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, at a brief ceremony to inaugurate the Committee, tasked the members to immediately devote themselves to ensuring that the 2019 general elections are better than the previous ones.
He also charged them to commence the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and to ensure the actualization of all its envisaged goals. He proclaimed that with the inauguration of the Committee, and the approval of the Strategic Plan, the Commission “is now in an election mode.“
Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Okechukwu lbeanu while thanking the Commission for the opportunity to serve, promised that the members would immediately devote themselves to the onerous task of making the 2019 general elections a successful one.
He said the members regard the assignment as a great and privilege for which no stone will be left unturned to achieve the Commission’s goals.
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