INEC clears 41 Observer Groups for Edo election




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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released a list of forty one (41) accredited Observer groups for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 10th September 2016.

As contained in the approved list, INEC has cleared thirty three (33) Domestic observer groups and eight (8) Foreign Observer groups.

The accredited Observer groups are:

DOMESTIC

1.

TRANSITION MONITORING GROUP (TMG)

2.

COMMUNITY LIFE PROJECT (RECLAIM NAIJA)

3.

. AFRICAN INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE & POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT

4. CENTRE FOR CREDIBLE LEADERSHIP & CITIZEN AWARENESS

5.

. ALLIANCE FOR CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

6.

. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE ASSEMBLY LEGISLATORS (NASAL)

7.

. CENTRE FOR STRATEGY, ETHICS AND VALUE

8.

. JUSTICE & EQUITY ORGANISATION

9.

. NIGERIA CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION ROOM (POLICY &LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTRE)

10.

. NORTHERN PATRIOTIC FRONT

11.

NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON PATRIOTS (NCOP)

12.

INCLUSIVE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

13.

CENTRE FOR CITIZENS WITH DISABILITIES (CCD)

14.

HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR

15.

INDEPENDENT ELECTION MONITORING GROUP

16.

YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR ADVOCACY, GROWTH & ADVANCEMENT

17.

CENTRE FOR TRANSPARENCY ADVOCACY

18.

CLEEN FOUNDATION

19.

PAN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP LEAGUE (PALL)

20.

VOICE OF AFRICAN WOMEN ON DIGNITY

21.

INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

22.

CENTRE FOR AND DEVELOPMENT

23.

GAMJI MEMBERS’ ASSOCIATION

24.

ELECTION MONITOR

25.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

26.

JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE COMMISSION

27.

RIGHTS MONITORING GROUP

28.

NEW-VIEW GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR YOUTH & WOMEN DEVELOPMENT

29.

ELYON REFORM AND CHARITY CENTRE

30.

NEPAD NIGERIA

31.

NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

32.

NATIONAL ORIENTATION AGENCY

33.

FORUM OF STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONS OF NIGERIA

 

FOREIGN

34.

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE FOR INT’L AFFAIRS (NDI)

35.

INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE (IRI)

36.

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

37.

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

38.

US CONSULATE, LAGOS

39.

EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION

40.

AFRICAN UNION-ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & CULTURAL COUNCIL

41.

EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TO NIGERIA & ECOWAS

The accredited groups are to obtain, complete and return Form EPMC 002 for the election from the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja between 9:00 am to 4:00pm (Monday-Friday) starting from Monday 15th to Monday August 22nd 2016.

In the same vein, the accredited groups are expected to submit names and photographs of members who would participate in the exercise in hard and soft copies (CD Drive, using JPEG format) to the Election and Part Monitoring Department, INEC latest Monday 29th August 2016. The Commission stressed that late submission would not be accepted.

Accredited groups were also requested to note that the date for distribution of kits in the state will be communicated in due course.

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