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2023 General Election: INEC Creates National Situation Room, Collation Centre

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)has established a National Situation Room and Collation Centre at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, which will serve as the venue where the results of Presidential election will be collated

The Commission has also established two committees for this purpose.

A statement signed by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, explained that the National Situation Room include the Collation Secretariat, where Presidential results from the States will be collated.

This Okoye said will be headed by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the Presidential election, alongside a few technical staff expected to assist him.

The second is the Situation Room and Collation Centre Committee, which shall be responsible for the preparation of the venue, seating arrangement, utilities and services, security, the accreditation of party agents, as well as the national and international observers, media, etc.

The Committee members are:

  1. Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, National Commissioner – Chairperson
  2. Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, National Commissioner – Member
  3. Barr. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner – Member
  4. Director, Electoral Operations – Member
  5. Director, ICT – Member
  6. Director, Planning and Monitoring – Member
  7. Director, Security – Member
  8. Director, Election & Party Monitoring – Member
  9. Director, International Cooperation & Protocol – Member
  10. Director, Research – Member
  11. Director, Health Services – Member
  12. Director, Estate, Works and Transport – Member
  13. Chief Technical Adviser to the Chairman – Member
  14. Special Adviser to the Chairman – Member
  15. Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman – Member
  16. Director, Commission Secretariat – Member/Secretary

The Situation Room and Collation Centre Committee was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who charged it to commence work in earnest and to discharge its responsibilities diligently.

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