Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commissioned a survey of various issues that characterised the 2019 general elections.
Apparently interested in applying a more scientific approach to the assessment of issues and challenges faced in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections, INEC authorised The Electoral Institute (TEI) to conduct the survey on “Critical Issues and Challenges on the Conduct of the Elections”.
In a press statement released in Abuja today, INEC said the survey entitled: ‘’TEI Survey on Critical Issues and Challenges that have Impacted On The Conduct, Outcome and Performance of INEC in 2019 General Elections’, would be conducted under the auspices of The Electoral Institute (TEI) with Professor S. S. Muhammad of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto as lead resource person.
The survey which will take about a month beginning from field work, to data analysis and final presentation of report of findings to the Commission was ‘’designed to interrogate issues that are pertinent to successful strategic planning, implementation and execution of INEC’s activities in the conduct of the 2019 General Elections’’.
The Director General of the TEI, Dr Sa’ad Idris Umar said the objective of the Survey was ‘’to generate empirical facts from the perspectives of Nigerian citizenry on issues that have impacted on the conduct of the 2019 General Elections’’.
On the methodology workshop which held yesterday at TEI Virtual Library, Dr Sa’ad said ‘’the workshop was aimed at training field agents that will be engaged in the process of collection of vital information and data on the subject matter’’.
Earlier in a remark the Chairman, Board of Electoral Institute, Prince Adedeji Solomon Shoyebi represented by National Commissioner and Member of the Board of TEI, Dr Mohammed Mustafa Lecky advised the Field Agents and the Resource Person ‘’to ensure proper sample selection as this is imperative to good and objective outcome’’.
The Lead Resource Person also urged members of his team ‘to ‘’commit themselves in carrying out a credible field work that will ensure an acceptable and empirically variable result’’.