Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC Mahmood Yakubu, has called for close partnership with Civil Society Organisations,CSOs to improve the electoral process in the country.
Yakubu made the call while declaring open a one-day INEC-CSOs Zonal Dialogue on the 2019 General Elections (Southern Edition) in Enugu on Monday.
The dialogue was organised by the European Centre for Electoral Support.
Yakubu was represented by a National Commissioner in charge of Publicity in the commission, Festus Okoye,.
The chairman said that as the 2019 general elections was drawing near, the engagement between CSOs and the commission would be more regular.
According to him, it is a fact that elections are funded and conducted with public funds, therefore, the activities of election management bodies are to be subjected to public scrutiny.