Commonwealth observers visit INEC Chairman ahead of elections

Commonwealth Observer Mission to Nigeria, on Monday, visited the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the forthcoming general elections coming up on February 25 and March 11 respectively.

Leader of the Mission and former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki met with INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, along with some National Commissioners in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The delegation is one of the foreign observer groups that will monitor the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly polls in the country.
Mbeki said Nigeria is a very important country for the Commonwealth with other countries expected to learn from its election process.

This is the 7th Election the mission would be observing in Nigeria.

Meanwhile INEC has released a list of 1,574,301 polling units agents as nominated by the 18 registered political parties for the general election PDP 176,588 Agents, APC 176,233
NNPP 176,200, LP 134,874

A document released by the commission showed all the political parties also nominated a total of 68,057 collation agents and 27 agents for the National Collation Centre.

Nigeria has 176,846 polling units but elections would only take place in 176,606 as 240 of the total figures have no registered voters.

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