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L-R: Administrative Secretary, The Electoral Institute, Mr. John Irem; National Electoral Commissioner and Team Leader, Dr Mohammed Lecky; Chief of Staff to Hon Catherine Baker, Erin Donnette; Member, California Legislative Assembly, Baker; Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Katsina State, Mr. Ibrahim Zarewa; Former National Electoral Commissioner/Board Member, The Electoral Institute, Prof. Adele Jinadu and Administrative Secretary, Bornu State, Mr. Abdulhamid Buba at the California State Assembly.

As part of preparations for the successful conduct of the 2019 General Elections, a delegation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has embarked on a training programme/study tour to the CIIE, Oakland, California, United States.

The team, led by National Commissioner, Dr Mustafa Lecky, includes Resident Electotal Commissioner, Katsina State, Mr Ibrahim Zarewa, Administrative Secretary, The Electoral Institute (TEI), Mr John Irem, Administrative Secretary, Bornu State, Mr Abdulhamid Buba and former National Commissioner/Board member, The Electoral Institute,  Prof Adele Jinadu.

The team arrived in California on 4th March and on 5th March, featured in activities in Sacramento, the political and administrative capital of the State of California. The activities include interactive sessions with officials of the:

  • Fair Political Practices Commission;
  • Office of the Hon Catherine Baker, Assembly Member of 16th District;
  • Office of Secretary of the State of California; and
  • the Common Cause, a prominent NGO on political and electoral reforms.

Deliberations focused on ethics in political and electoral practices.