INEC presents final report on 2019 election….says 24,353 candidates, 91 parties participated in polls

INEC presents final report on 2019 election….says 24,353 candidates, 91 parties participated in polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the second report on the review of the 2019 general elections based on the outcome of the Commission’s retreats and stakeholder engagements.

It disclosed that a total of 24,353 candidates nominated by 91 political parties contested for 1,558 constituencies, with a voter population of 84,004,084 spread across 119,973 polling units and 57,023 voting points across the country.

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Also, 821,686 adhoc staff were engaged for the election, just as the Commission also accredited 71,256 domestic and international observers as well as 11,250 domestic and international journalists for the election.

The report which covers the outcome of internal debriefing meetings and external engagements with electoral stakeholders held between 28th May to 12th July 2019, was presented to Electoral Stakeholders by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

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According to him, “The elections, which was the sixth successive General Election since the transition to democracy on 29th May 1999, was the largest electoral exercise so far undertaken in the history of elections in Nigeria. It was contested by 24,353 candidates nominated by 91 political parties for 1,558 constituencies and with a voter population of 84,004,084 spread across 119,973 polling units and 57,023 voting points across the country.

“On personnel, a total of 821,686 adhoc staff were engaged for the election. The Commission also accredited 71,256 domestic and international observers as well as 11,250 domestic and international journalists for the election.”

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