The Independent National Electoral Commission has revealed that the results and data of the 1999 and 2003 general elections are missing.
The development was revealed by the National Commissioner on Election and Party Monitoring, Prof. Anthonia Okosi-Simbina, on Thursday.
He, however, noted that the results and data from the 2019 general elections were easily traced because they are stored online.
Okosi-Simbina stated this during the one-day workshop to look at the proposed compendium of the results of 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections.
The event was organised by the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Oyo State.
She said, “the programme focused on preparing a compendium of 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections results because data of the 1999 and the 2003 general elections’ results were not available.”
She further stated that there were no particular findings from the 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections results.
Okosi-Simbina noted that the years she experienced difficulty in seeing when she was appointed as a national commissioner “was that the 2007, 2011 and 2015 general elections results were collected individually without proper organisation.”
“You need to organise them from the polling units, constituencies and local governments. We want people to get the statistics of the voters; the women, the men, artisans and the rural dwellers.”