Duties and Responsibilities of the Federal Indirect Election Implementation Team (FIEIT) of 2016
The Federal Indirect Election Implementation Team (FIEIT)
- The head of the NLF released a statement on 12th April 2016 that they all agreed the electoral process to be uniform. The implementation of this process was agreed upon to be carried out by the FIEIT and SIEIT.
- The head of the NLF also agreed that the FIEIT should contain 22 members of which (10) technical experts will be nominated by the Federal government and (2) members of the FIEIT nominated by each of the existing members of the Federal States.
- FIEIT should include at least 30% women.
- The duration of appointment of the FIEIT ends after the 2016 election process.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The FIEIT is responsible for the general inspection of the electoral process ensuring that the process is uniform across states. The FIEIT is the highest institution to oversee the 2016 electoral process.
The Duties and Responsibilities are:
- a) The FIEIT shall develop the election procedures, for example; the requirements to qualify for candidacy, accreditation of domestic and international observers and public outreach.
- b) The FIEIT should supervise the trainings of the SIEIT and assist them if needed.
- c) The FIEIT should establish a code of conduct for the election.
- d) Prepare ballot papers.
- e) The FIEIT should check the procedures used to select delegates of the election and announcement of election results.
- The FIEIT will also be responsible for the following
- a) Ensure the 30% women representation quota in both houses are met.
- b) Ensure there are at least two candidates for every seat.
- c) Ensure employment of most crucial staff for the implementation of the work of the FIEIT.
To facilitate when needed
- a) Checking and working with the list of 135 elders as endorsed by the leaders of the NLF.
- b) To ensure that the delegates electing the members of parliament have fulfilled the requirements of the delegates as stated in the act of establishment of both FIEIT and SIEIT by the NLF.
- c) To announce the timeline of the 2016 elections.
- d) To maintain the agreed upon electoral process of the FIEIT and the SIEITs.
- e) Encourage women to compete, participate, and campaign to the delegates of the election.
- f) To support the National Committee that campaigns for the right to participate in politics and representation of women during the elections.
- g) To observe the counting, ensuring the announcement of the general and final results of the elections.
- h) To resolve any disputes that might arise.
- The FIEIT will regularly report to the NLF about their work and ask for political guidance or decisions if needed in order to ensure that the general electoral process is proportional and inclusive.
Members of the FIEIT and the support required
- The FIEIT should among themselves elect a chairperson and a deputy and one of the two should be female. Two thirds (15 members) will form a quorum to hold a meeting. Decisions can only be reached with one extra vote.
- The UN and the International community will pay for the required support, expertise, and advice.
- 30% of the candidate fee should be used for the implementation of the 2016 electoral process.