2023 Elections: INEC Inaugurates Situation Room and Collation Centre Committees

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2023: INEC inaugurates Situation Room and Collation Centre Committees

NATIONAL SITUATION ROOM AND COLLATION CENTRE FOR THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION


The Commission held its regular weekly meeting today, Thursday, 5th January 2023 and deliberated on several issues, including the venue for the National Situation Room and Collation Centre for the 2023 General Election.


As general elections approach, the Commission establishes a National Situation Room and Collation Centre where the results of Presidential elections are collated. Once again, the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja will serve as the venue for this important exercise.


Accordingly, the Commission has established two committees for this purpose. First is the Collation Secretariat, where Presidential results from the States will be collated. This 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. In addition, a few technical staff will 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 has the following membership:


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


The Situation Room and Collation Centre Committees were inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who charged them to commence work in earnest and to discharge their responsibilities diligently.


By Festus Okoye Esq. 

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