General Elections: INEC To Release Final Guidelines On Monday

Channels Television  
Updated January 11, 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Monday release its final guidelines for the conduct of the general elections in February.

The National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this when he made an appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Friday.

He said, “The Independent National Electoral Commission met yesterday and took a look at the existing guidelines which we forwarded to the political parties, looked at the suggestions made by the parties, civil society groups, the media, security agencies and other critical stakeholders and we have taken all those concerns on board.

The ones we believe are consistent with the law and consistent with some of the things we are doing, we’ve inputted them in the guidelines and by Monday, we are going to release the final guidelines that will be used for the conduct of the 2019 elections”.

INEC had on Thursday announced that it would not follow the exact process it used in 2015, following calls made by some political parties that it should separate voting and accreditation.

With 36 days to the polls, the commission also highlighted seven procedures the electorate should follow in casting their votes during the elections. Read Here