INEC approves 47 observer groups for Ondo governorship election #OndoDecides

INEC approves 47 observer groups for Ondo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved 47 domestic and international observer groups for the Ondo Governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 26th November 2016.


Forty (40) domestic organizations and seven (7) international organizations make up the approved list.


The approved organizations are as follows:



  1. Transition Monitoring Group (TMG)
    2. Community Life Project (Reclaim Naija)
    3. African Initiative For Sustainable & Positive Development
    4. Centre For Credible Leadership & Citizens Awareness
    5. Alliance For Credible Elections
    6. National Association Of State Assembly Legislator
    7. Centre For Strategy Ethics And Value
    8. Justice & Equity Organization
    9. Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Policy And Legal Advocacy Centre)
    10. Northern Socio Cultural Initiative
    11. Initiative For Dynamic Advocacy For Good Leadership
    12. National Committee Of Patriots
    13. Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group
    14. Human Rights Monitor
    15. Independent Election Monitoring Group
    16. Youth Initiative For Advocacy Growth & Advancement
    17. Centre For Transparency And Advocacy
    18. Mofeus Foundation
    19. Cleen Foundation
    20. Pan African Leadership League
    21. Voice Of African Women On Human Dignity
    22. Institute For Peace And Conflict Resolution
    23. Enough Is Enough Nigeria
    24. Justice dev. And peace commission (Catholic Caritas Foundation Of Nigeria)
    25. Rights Monitoring Group
    26. New View Global Initiative For Youth And Women Dev.
    27. Police Service Commission
    28. Elyon Reform And Charity Centre
    29. NEPAD Nigeria
    30. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
    31. National Orientation Agency
    32. Centre For Democracy & Development
    33. Forum Of State Independent National Electoral Commission (FOSIECOM)
    34. Centre For Citizens With Disabilities (CCD)
    35. inclusive friends association (IFA)
    36. Committee For The Defence Of Human Rights
    37. Women Arise For Change Initiative
    38. Centre For Leadership, Strategy And Dev. (CLSD)
    39. National Council For Women Society (NCWS)
    40. Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA)


41. National Democratic Institute For Int’l Affairs (NDI)
42. International Republican Institute (IRI)
43. British High Commission
44. International Foundation For Electoral Systems (IFES)
45. European Union delegation to Nigeria and Ecowas
46. African Union – Economic, Social & Cultural Council
47. United States Mission In Nigeria


The Commission advised the groups to obtain, complete and return Form EPMC 002 for the election from the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maitama, Abuja between 9:00am to 4:00pm (Monday-Friday) starting from Thursday 27th October, 2016.


Approved Observer groups are also advised to ensure that photographs of their members for deployment to the state along with their names are to be submitted in hard and soft copies (using CD drive, in JPEG format) to the Elections and Party Monitoring Department, INEC latest Friday 11th November, 2016. The Commission stressed that late submission will not be entertained.


Accredited groups were also requested note that the date for distribution of observer kits in the state will be communicated to them in due course.

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