The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has approved 50 groups to observe the forthcoming Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 respectively.
This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Monday in Abuja.
The bulletin quoted Mr Bala Shittu, the Director of Elections and Party Monitoring Department (EPM), giving the breaking down of the figures as 43 and 7 local and foreign organisations respectively.
It directed that the approved groups should obtain, complete and return Form EPMC 002 for the two elections from the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC national Headquarters, Abuja.
It stated that the office would be opened, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, Oct. 2 to Oct. 23.
“The photographs of members of staff to be deployed by approved groups in the two states along with their names should be submitted in hard and soft copies to the said department latest Oct. 23.
“Late submission will not be entertained.”
It added that the dates for distribution of Observer kits in the two states would be communicated in due course.
“Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Elections and Party Monitoring Department,” it added
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