INEC approves 89 Organisation As Observer of the 2015 General Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accredited eighty-nine local and international groups to observe the 2015 General Elections scheduled for 14th and 28th February.

The groups were accredited sequel to their compliance with the requirements and guidelines issued by the Commission.

The Commission warned that any observer groups other than those accredited by, and listed by it, which are/is found in the states, in the course of the elections, shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies. It also warned that accredited field observers found in the states other than where they were posted would equally be sanctioned.

 

The observer groups accredited by the Commission are:

 

1. NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD)

2. CENTRE FOR STRATEGIC CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (CSCM)

3. GLOBAL AGENDA FOR TOTAL EMANCIPATION (GATE)

4. CITIZENS RIGHT AND LEADERSHIP AWARENESS INITIATIVE

5. JUSTICE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE COMMISSION (CATHOLIC CARITAS FOUNDATION OF NIGERIA)

6. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL

7. POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION

8. CENTRE FOR GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT AND CRIME PREVENTION (CGDCP)

9. CENTRE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION (aka) TRANSITION MONITORING GROUP (TMG)

10. CENTRE FOR POLICY ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (CPALD)

11. ELECTION MONITOR

12. INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

13. SOCIETY FOR EQUITY, JUSTICE AND PEACE

14. JUSTICE & EQUITY ORGANISATION

15. CLEEN FOUNDATION

16. WEST AFRICAN NETWORK OF ELECTION OBSERVERS (WANEO)

17.  NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POLICY AND STRATEGIC STUDIES, KURU

18. YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR ADVOCACY GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT (YIAGA)

19. NEW CENTURY INITIATIVE

20 CENTRE FOR STRATEGY ETHICS AND VALUE

21. AFRICAN INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE AND POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT

22. CONNECTED DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (CODE)

23. NIGERIAN CIVIL SOCIETY SITUATION ROOM (POLICY AND LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTRE)

24. RESEARCH INITIATIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER AWARENESS (RISDGA)

25. GLOBAL NETWORK FOR PEACE BUILDING

26. AFRICAN PEACE FOUNDATION

27. COMMUNITY LIFE PROJECT (CPL)/RECLAIMNAIJA

28. CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD)

29. GLOBAL WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ASSOCIATION

30. NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA)

31. PAN AFRICAN LEADERSHIP LEAGUE (PALL)

32. UNITED FORUM FOR GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT

33. ORGANISATION OF PATRIOTIC YOUTHS FOR DEVELOPMENT

34. COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS

35. RIGHTS MONITORING GROUP (RMG)

36. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

37. CONAC (CHURCH OF NIGERIA COMMUNION)

38. GOOD LEADERSHIP FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

39. GREAT VISION FOR CITIZENS RIGHTS INITIATIVE

40. BRIGHT WAY ENLIGHTENMENT INITIATIVE

41. GAMJI MEMBERS ASSOCIATION

42. DIASPORA ADVOCACY FOR A NEW DOWN INITIATIVE IN NIGERIA

43. AFRICAN CENTRE FOR LEADERSHIP STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT

44. CENTRE FOR HUMAN PROTECTION AND DEVELOPMENT

45. INDEPENDENT ELECTION MONITORING GROUP

46. HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR

47. ALLIANCE FOR CREDIBLE ELECTION, ACE-NIGERIA

48. CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE, LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT (CELD)

49. POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING INT’L

50. AFRICAN YOUTHS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

51. NIGERIAN WOMEN TRUST FUND

52. GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT

53. WOMEN ARISE FOR CHANGE INITIATIVE

54. WOMEN INITIATIVE FOR A BETTER NIGERIA

55. NIGERIA ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JOURNALIST (NAWOJ)

56. CIVIL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE (CIRDDOC) NIGERIA

57. CENTRE FOR CREDIBLE LEADERSHIP & CITIZENS AWARENESS

58. LEGAL AID AND SELF DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

59. YOUTH PROGRESSIVE MINDS FOR BETTER CHANGE INITIATIVE

60. NORTHERN YOUTH AND ELDERS AWARENESS FORUM

61. COALITION OF DEMOCRATS FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS

62. DEMOCRATIC ACTION GROUP (DAG) DISPUTE RESOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE)

63. INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (FIDA) NIGERIA ABUJA BRANCH

64. NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES

65. WOMEN MAKING DIFFERENCE INITIATIVE

66. FEDERATION OF MUSLIM WOMEN’S ORGANISATION IN NIGERIA (FOMWAN)

67. AL-HABIBIYYAH ISLAMIC SOCIETY

68.  CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND ADOLESCENT EMPOWERMENT

69. CENTRE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

70. UNESCO CENTRE ABUJA (HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIC EDUCATION)

71. WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM 

72. CHANGE MANAGERS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

 

INTERNATIONAL

73. U.S EMBASSY

74. INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

75.  EUROPEAN UNION DELEGATION TO NIGERIA

76. EMBASSY OF SWITZERLAND

77. BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

78. UN WOMEN

79. INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE (IRI)

80. GERMAN EMBASSY ABUJA

81. EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN NIGERIA

82. EMBASSY OF JAPAN

83. HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA

84. EMBASSY OF IRELAND

85. AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION, ABUJA

86. AFRICA STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND (ASAI)

87. NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

88. ECOWAS MISSION

89. UNDP/DGD PROJECT