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INEC sets c’ttees for venues of 2023 election situation room, collation centre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated two committees to work on the venue for the National Situation Room and Collation Centre where the result for the 2023 Presidential will be collated and announced.

A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye indicates that the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja will serve as the venue for this important exercise.

According to the statement, the first committee is the Collation Secretariat, where Presidential results from the States will be collated.

It explains that this committee will be headed by the Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, in exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Federation and Returning Officer for the Presidential election with few technical staff to assist him.

The second committee according to the statement 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. 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.

Writing by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Muzha Kucha