The Abuja based Electoral Hub wants to capture the insights of those who have experienced serving as electoral ad-hoc staff. It’s approach to that is a Roundtable to which it is inviting stakeholders Friday, September 15th, 2015.
Princess Hamman-Obels, Director of The Electoral Hub said in a statement that the event is taking place at De Silver Green Luxury Hotel, 2 Redemption Way, Behind NNPC Filling Station, Gudu, Abuja in the morning.
The Electoral Ad-hoc Staff Experience Sharing Roundtable is in commemoration of the 2023 International Democracy Day. The Roundtable is organised in partnership with the Madiba Foundation for Good Governance and with support from the MacArthur Foundation under its ‘Organizing for a New Nigeria (OON)’ project. It is aimed at contributing to ongoing efforts at strengthening electoral accountability and enhancing electoral knowledge, integrity, and credibility in Nigeria.
The statement lists the specific objectives of the Roundtable to include documenting experiences of ad-hoc staffs; recommending policy improvements on ad-hoc staff management and training participants on the electoral process. The ultimate goal is “creating a dedicated group of people committed to promoting and safeguarding electoral integrity in Nigeria”, added the statement.
Anchoring the event, the statement argues that INEC’s ad-hoc staff play a pivotal role in the electoral process, with a responsibility of not only upholding accountability but also ensuring the quality, integrity and success of electoral procedures. Hence, as critical stakeholders of the electoral process, it is imperative that initiatives aimed at enhancing electoral accountability and integrity in Nigeria actively involve and engage them, as well as learn from them in proposing policy measures for optimizing their performance.