The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed a deadline for the submission of applications by the observer groups interested in observing the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.
Concise News gathered that the commission made it known on its website, Friday, that August 30 is the deadline for all interested observers to turn in their applications.
The commission affirmed that it was inviting interested registered Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders which activities focus on democracy, governance, and elections to visit its website for application forms.
It noted that successful observer groups for the two states elections would be subsequently published in newspapers and on the commission’s website, NAN reports.
The statement read: ‘’Interested observer groups are required to download and complete the application form(s) EC14A (I) indicating the preferred state for observation.
“The forms should be submitted along with other necessary documents, including evidence of past election observation at the Election and Party Monitoring Department, INEC Headquarters, Maiatama, Abuja.
It further advised organizations wishing to apply to be truthful in their submissions, saying “any falsification of documents in the submission will lead to automatic disqualification and possible prosecution.’’