Sunday, 21 October 2018

200 observers to be sent by ECOWAS for 2019 general elections

200 observers to be sent by ECOWAS for 2019 general elections

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has guaranteed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its help, including account, for the direction of the 2019 general decisions.

A Statement issued by the Chief the Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi on Sunday, cited Gen. Francis Behanzin as making the guarantee when he drove a designation of the Sub-local body on an obligingness visit to INEC central station in Abuja.

Behanzin additionally unveiled that ECOWAS would send 200 Observers for 2019 general decisions.

Behanzin said the motivation behind the visit was to, in addition to other things, get some answers concerning INEC's readiness for the 2019 general decisions and the difficulties it was confronting, in perspective of Nigeria's vast voter populace of more than 80 million.

He communicated gratefulness to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu for his commitments to the change of the appointive procedure and sustenance of popular government over the West African sub-locale.

Oyekanmi cited Yakubu in his reaction as clarifying the Commission's arrangements for the 2019 surveys.

Yakubu said the Commission had created, approved and was at that point executing its 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan, the Election Project Plan and had additionally discharged the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 General Elections since Jan. 9.

He said the Commission likewise did the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) that permitted residents who simply turned 18 years and different Nigerians who had never enlisted the chance to do as such.

He educated the designation that more than 14.5 million voters were enrolled amid the activity between April 2017 and August 2018.

"This new figure will be added to the very nearly 70 million natives as of now in the national Voter Register after due procedures."

He included that the nation may have around 83 million voters after the enroll had been tidied up.

Yakubu saw that leading general race in Nigeria could be compared to directing a decision for the entire of ECOWAS.

He educated the assignment that Nigeria as of now hosts 91 enrolled political gatherings out of which 89 will handle the possibility for different positions in the following year general decisions.

Yakubu, who is additionally the President, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), said Nigeria has satisfied its guarantees to the body since his race as its President in Cotonu, the Republic of Benin in March 2017.

These, as per him, incorporate the area of the ECONEC Secretariat in Nigeria and the association's visit to numerous part nations.

He communicated the expectation that before the finish of March 2019 when his residency would end, more nations would have been visited.

Yakubu said the Electoral Commission in Guinea Conakry as of late approached INEC for help to tidy up the nation's voter enlist, which was done, while Nigeria additionally watched the decisions in Mali.

He said that INEC had bolstered other Electoral Commissions in the ECOWAS Sub-district, particularly in the territory of voter enlistment.

He included that Burkina Faso and Ghana were additionally furnished with polling booths.

He recognized back as the real test confronting ECONEC.

He said that while every part nation is relied upon to pay $5,000 per annum, he was of the feeling that ECONEC would in any case require some help from ECOWAS.

Yakubu said he leant that ECOWAS had guaranteed to help ECONEC with $1 million dollars and communicated the expectation that with the General's visit, the record of ECONEC would be credited inside a brief span.

This was contained in an announcement by Femi Adesina on Tuesday, October 16.

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