The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hereby invites registered Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other interested Stakeholders, whose activities are focused on Democracy, Governance and election and who wish to observe the Ekiti and Osun States Governorship Elections scheduled to hold on 14th July, 2018 (Ekiti State) and 22nd September, 2018 (Osun State), respectively, to visit the Commission’s website (www.inecnigeria.org) for the application forms.
All Organizations that have submitted written applications are required to complete and submit the prescribed application form(s) INEC/EPMC 01 as this remains the only acceptable means of application.
Interested observer groups are required to download and complete the application form(s) (INEC/EPMC 01) indicating the preferred state for observation and submit it along with other necessary documents to Election and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja. Separate Application forms are to be submitted for Ekiti and Osun States, respectively.
Observer groups should, particularly, note that all other information including Legal status, Federal Inland Revenue Service (Medium Tax Office) Certificate for NGOs as well as evidence of registration with the Civil Society Desk at INEC Headquarters, Abuja (including evidence of past election observation), among others, are to accompany their applications.
The list of all successful observer groups for the two Elections will subsequently be published in National Dailies and on the Commission’s website at the close of the period for receipt of application (s).
ACCREDITATION OF ELECTION OBSERVERS
Subsequently, successful observer groups would be required to fill the accreditation form (INEC/EPMC 02) for Election observers which are obtainable at the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja.
The completed application forms (INEC/EPMC 02) are to be accompanied with passport – sized photographs of those to be deployed to the two (2) States. This is to enable the Commission produce identification/accreditation tags for observers to be deployed for the respective Elections.
The closing date for the receipt of INEC/EPMC 01 for Ekiti State is Friday, 18th May, 2018,
while that for Osun State is Monday, 6th August, 2018 .
Observer Groups should note that any falsification of documents in the submissions will lead to automatic disqualification and possible prosecution.
Please, be guided accordingly.
INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC)