Independent National Electoral Commission has condemns the delayed submission of field reports by domestic observers group who participated in monitoring the 2015 general elections.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has condemned the delayed submission of field reports by domestic observers group who participated in monitoring the 2015 general elections.
Chairman, Election and Party Monitoring Committee of INEC, Dr. Muhammed Wali who said this at a post-election workshop stressed that only 50 out of 108 domestic observer groups accredited by the commission to monitor the general elections, have so far submitted their reports.
Dr. Wali said the delay was not good especially as the commission would love to make use of these reports to better the two elections coming at the end of the year in Kogi and Bayelsa respectively.
He called on the 58 groups left to submit their reports for the commission to draw experience from their works especially in areas of improvement which the commission was determined to pursue.
“This is not good enough and I expect that the remaining groups should ensure that their reports are submitted to the commission,” Dr. Wali advised. Chairman, Election and Party Monitoring Committee of INEC assured Nigerians that the outcome of the workshop would be factored into the Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship election to be held later this year.
The Commission also attributed the reduction in number of field observers deployed to monitor conduct of the 2015 general elections to the security challenges that confronts the country.
-Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja