General Elections: Parties To File Polling Agents Details On Monday – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has directed all political parties participating in the forthcoming general elections to complete the processes for the submission of their polling agents’ names by Monday. Feb. 11.

The directive was conveyed through a
statement issued by National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and
Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, on Saturday in Abuja.

According
to him, 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, respectively.

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 polling agents.