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INEC boss laments failure of 87 observer groups to submit report on 2019 polls 8 months after

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 87 of the 159 observer groups that participated in the 2019 general election are yet to submit their reports.

This was revealed on Wednesday in Abuja by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

INEC boss, Yakubu, also decried the inability of registered CSOs to summit their election observation reports eight months after the polls.

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He said; “For the 2019 general elections, the commission accredited a total of 159 observer groups out of which 120 were domestic and 39 foreign. Collectively, they proposed to deploy 73,562 observers: 71,256 domestic and 2,306 foreign.

“However, seven months after the general elections, the commission has so far received reports from only 72 observer groups out of 159, representing 45.2 percent.

“I wish to remind those that are yet to formally submit their reports to the commission to do so in earnest in both hard and soft copies as required of them under their terms of accreditation,” Yakubu added.

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