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116 Local Groups, 28 Foreign As Election Observers — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has announced that 116 local groups and 28 foreign bodies, making a total of 144 observers, will monitor the 2019 general elections.

INEC announced this in a notice posted on its website on Sunday.

The notice reads: “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.

“The Commission wishes to emphasised that groups other than those accredited, found in any state for the elections shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

“Also, accredited field observers found in states other than where they are posted will be sanctioned.

“INEC reserves the right to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.

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