INEC Issues Final Warning To Political Parties: Election 2019

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INEC Issues Final Warning To
Political Parties: Election 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a final warning to political parties ahead of the upcoming general elections.

The electoral commission directed all political parties to complete the processes for the submission of the names of their polling agents by Monday, February 11th. This was stated in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Saturday in Abuja. Okoye explained that INEC in its Timetable and Schedule of Activities for 2019 General Elections had fixed Feb. 1, as the last date for the submission of the name, two passport photographs of each polling agent and sample signature for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections scheduled for Feb. 16.

Okoye said that the commission at its meeting with all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja on Friday reviewed its state of readiness for the general elections, the national and state elections, scheduled for Feb. 16 and March 2.

Okoye said that at the end of the meeting, the commission expressed concern that a week after the deadline for the submission of the list of poll agents for Presidential and National Assembly elections only few parties had completed the submission of the names of polling agents.

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