INEC chair Yakubu, Peter Obi, Kwankwaso head to London


Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) counterpart Rabiu Kwankwaso will be in London next week.

The Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman (INEC) boss and the candidates will speak at the Chatham House.

Their separate appearances at the independent policy institute come ahead of Nigeria’s 2023 elections.

The think tank group said the event is part of a series examining the general polls and political developments.

Obi, a former Anambra governor, will on January 16 discuss his vision for policy and governance reforms in Nigeria.

He will also speak on priorities for tackling insecurity and corruption, and measures to promote social and political mobility for citizens.

Yakubu will on January 17 provide insights to preparations and priorities for ensuring electoral integrity and inclusivity.

The electoral chief will also discuss challenges and plans for the conduct of the elections, security and the use of new technological systems.

The Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) and Biometric Voter Accountability System (BVAS) were deployed for the Anambra, Ekiti and Osun governorship polls.

However, Kwankwaso will on January 18 discuss his policy ideas for improving systems and services in Nigeria.

The ex-Kano governor will speak on the country’s education sector and the wider priorities for ensuring secure and inclusive service delivery.

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