INEC announces names of 144 observers to monitor 2019 elections

INEC announces names of 144 observers to monitor 2019 elections

- INEC has announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the forthcoming 2019 general elections

- The electoral commission, however, threatened to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if the code of conduct is breached by any of its members or agents

- INEC also stated that it would sanction accredited field observers found in states other than where they were posted to

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

In an announcement made on its website on Sunday, January 27, the commission said the list includes 116 local observers and 28 foreign observers, The Guardian reports.

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Legit.ng gathets that INEC, however, threatened to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if the code of conduct is breached by any of its members or agents.

It warned that it would hand over any unaccredited group found in any state for the elections to law enforcement agencies.

The electoral commission also stated that it would sanction accredited field observers found in states other than where they were posted to.

It said: “INEC is pleased to announce the successful applicants to observe the 2019 general elections holding on February 16, 2019 and March 2, 2019.

“All accredited observers shall abide by the code of conduct for election observers, which is available for download from the INEC website.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the spokesman for the Afenifere socio-cultural group, Yinka Odumakin, said there is need for observers to be granted access into the INEC situation room for a transparent 2019 general elections.

Odumakin said INEC cannot be speaking of a free and fair election if the observers are left out from the collation centre where a full overview of the elections can accurately be obtained.

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