Fifty observer groups have been approved by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deploy her personnel to observe the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in these states.
Elections for both states are due for Saturday, 21st November, and Saturday, 5th December, 2015 for Kogi and Bayelsa respectively.
In a letter signed by the Director of Elections and Party Monitoring Department (EPM), Bala Shittu, forty three (43) out of the approved 50 organisations are domestic, while seven (7) are foreign.
The approved groups are to obtain, complete and return Form EPMC 002 for the two elections from the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja between 8.00 am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) from 2nd to 23rd October, 2015.
– Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja