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Apply for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Adhoc Staff

Apply for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Adhoc Staff

Apply for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Adhoc Staff

About INECThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was established by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to among other things organize elections into various political offices in the country. The functions of INEC as contained in Section 15, Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended) and Section 2 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended) include the following: Organise, undertake and supervise all elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President, the Governor and Deputy Governor of a State, and to the membership of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly of each state of the federation; Register political parties in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and Act of the National Assembly; Monitor the organization and operation of the political parties, including their finances; conventions, congresses and party primaries. Arrange for the annual examination and auditing of the funds and accounts of political parties, and publish a report on such examination and audit for public information; Arrange and conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote and prepare, maintain and revise the register of voters for the purpose of any election under this constitution; Monitor political campaigns and provide rules and regulations which shall govern the political parties; Conduct voter and civic education; Promote knowledge of sound democratic election processes; and Conduct any referendum required to be conducted pursuant to the provision of the 1999 Constitution or any other law or Act of the National Assembly. MISSION STATEMENT The mission of INEC is to serve as an independent and effective EMB committed to the conduct of free, fair and credible elections for sustainable democracy in Nigeria. VISION STATEMENT The vision of INEC is to be one of the best Election Management Bodies (EMB) in the world that meets the aspirations of the Nigerian people


Description

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) hereby invites registered Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) and other interested stakeholders whose work is on democracy, governance and election and who wish to observe the FCT Area Council Elections scheduled to hold on 12th February, 2022. This is without prejudice to any previous correspondence with the Commission.

In view of the above, interested observer groups should complete the application form (EC14A(I) and submit same online along with other necessary documents (including evidence of past election observation).

Observer groups should particularly note that all other information including Legal status, evidence of registration with the Civil Society Desk at INEC Headquarters, Abuja among others are to accompany the online application.

Any falsification of documents in the submission will lead to automatic disqualification and possible prosecution.

The list of successful observer groups approved for accreditation will subsequently be published in National Newspapers and on the Commission’s website.

Accreditation Of Sucessful Observer Groups


Each successful group would then be required to complete and submit online the Deployment of observer’s form (EC 14A (II)).

Successful Observer groups should also note that passport photographs (in JPEG format) of their members to be deployed to the field shall be arranged on Area Council basis and shall be 

submitted along with the deployment form (EC 14A (II)). This is to enable the Commission produce identification / accreditation tags for individual field observer.  

All successful observer groups will be required to sign the Commission’s indemnity form before receiving their accreditation letters.

Notes on Election Observation Exercise


Observer groups should note that the core principle of election observation as contained in relevant UN, AU, and ECOWAS treaties and protocols, as well as INEC guidelines on Election observation (2008), which includes impartiality, objective and non-partisanship should guide conduct of observers during the election and any observer groups found compromise those principles be banned from future participation in election observation.

Covid-19 protocols


In accordance with the prevailing circumstance in the country, accredited observer groups are expected to comply with all the regulations and protocols on Covid-19 as issued by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Presidential Task Force on, including INEC guidelines on Covid-19 including provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, hand gloves, and hand sanitizers, as well as maintain Social distancing by all their members that will operate in the field on Election Day.

Details of Covid-19 Protocols as it relates to election are available at (www.inecnigeria.org).


Method of Application

Electronic Application Guideline

Before completing this electronic form (EC 14A(I)), kindly note the following;


That this platform is only for observer groups/ Organisations and NOT individual observers.

That you are to obtain and read a copy of the advert before proceeding with completion of the form (www.inecnigeria.org)

That this is an online application platform and it is different from the manual method in previous elections

That copies of relevant attachments (CAC registration, INEC CSO, past accreditation letters, reports etc.) should be ready in PDF for upload along with the form.

Interested and qualified? Go to INEC on observergroups.inecnigeria.org to apply




Wishes you all the best

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