The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Aug. 30, as deadline for the submission of applications by observer groups interested in observing the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.
Naija News understands that the commission announced this in a statement on its website on Friday, July 26.
In the statement obtained from the website of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the electoral commission invited interested registered Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders which activities focus on democracy, governance and elections, to visit it website for application forms.
It noted that successful observer groups for the two states elections would be subsequently published in newspapers and on the commission’s website.
The statement read obtained by Naija News reads; ‘’Interested observer groups are required to download and complete the application form(s) EC14A (I) indicating the preferred state for observation.
“The forms should be submitted along with other necessary documents, including evidence of past election observation at the Election and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maiatama, Abuja.
It further advised organisations wishing to apply to be truthful in their submissions, saying “any falsification of documents in the submission will lead to automatic disqualification and possible prosecution.’’