The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has opened the 2023 General Election National Collation Centre, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who declared open the centre said “results for each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) shall be presented by the State Coalition Officers for the Presidential Election (SCOPE).”
Collation of results across the country
Meanwhile, the collation or results of yesterday’s general election are ongoing at the designated local government area collation centres and states across the country.
At the Owerri Municipal Council Headquarters of Owerri Local Government of Imo state where the collation of ward results was taking place, party agents, security personnel and election observers were seen monitoring the process.
Some party agents who spoke to Radio Nigeria expressed satisfaction with the level of transparency exhibited so far by INEC.
Collation of results of the presidential election is yet to commence at INEC headquarters in Owerri as results from local government areas are still being expected.
The collation of results from the Presidential election in Nasarawa State has commenced.
The State Collation Officer of INEC Professor Ishaya Tanko who is the Vice Chancellor University of Jos while reading the grounds rules of the exercise pledged to be fair, just and deliver according to the electoral law.
INEC headquarters in Lafia which is the collation Centre for the presidential election is under the heavy presence of security personnel to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
Similarly, the collation of election results is ongoing at the INEC Collation Centre, Ilorin with the heavy presence of security agencies, party agents and the media.
So far, the presidential result for 5 out of the 16 local governments has been collated
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Kwara State, Mallam Garba Madami says there will be no re-run of the election in any part of the state.
Also, the state collation officer in Kano, Professor Lawal Bilbis says he will ensure smooth activities of the Collation.
Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis stated this at the beginning of the collation of presidential results from 44 LGAs of Kano.
The Collation officer who is the incumbent vice chancellor of Usman Danfodio University appealed to all stakeholders to accord maximum support in ensuring that the exercise went smoothly.
The collation is currently ongoing.
Similarly, the Collation of Results for Presidential and National Assembly Elections conducted in Ebonyi State is ongoing at INEC Headquarters Abakaliki.
So far, results from six Local Government Areas have been declared before the State Collation Officer who is the Vice Chancellor UNN, Professor Charles Igwe and monitored by INEC Consultative Committee on Election Security in Ebonyi State headed by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mrs Onyeka Ugochi.
The Local Government Areas are Ishielu, Afikpo North and Afikpo South, Ebonyi, Izzi as well as Ikwo Local Government Areas.
The REC, Mrs Ugochi had while declaring the Collation open commended INEC officials for their professionalism in the conduct of the Election noting that Ebonyi was the first to commence voting in the South East.
In Lagos and Bauch States Collation for the Presidential Election is about to start at INEC Lagos Office, Yaba and Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu Hall of Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters, Bauchi.
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