File Photo: INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has assured observers of safety during the forthcoming general elections.

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According to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, beyond that, both foreign and domestic observers would have unfettered access to whatever areas they wish to observe before during and after the elections.

Yakubu also said they would be given a soft copy of the complete compendium of information which according to him is vital for their mission.

He gave the assurance on Tuesday during a briefing for accredited observers in Abuja.

The Acting IGP,  Adamu Mohammed while giving a breakdown of the state of security in the run-up to the elections and guidelines to be adhered to by the election monitors, also assured them of safety.

In response, the observers thanked INEC for the invitation and promised to give an unbiased report at the end of the exercise.

There are a total of 36 foreign and 119 domestic accredited observer groups for the elections.

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