INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.

INEC, however, threatened to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.

The Commission in a notice on its website warned that any unaccredited group found in any state for the elections shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

INEC also said that accredited field observers found in states other than where they were posted would be sanctioned.

According to the Commission, the list includes 116 local observers and 28 foreign observers.

The notice reads: “INEC is pleased to announce the successful applicants to observe the 2019 general elections holding on February 16, 2019 and March 2, 2019.

“All accredited observers shall abide by the code of conduct for election observers, which is available for download from the INEC website.

“The Commission wishes to emphasised that groups other than those accredited, found in any state for the elections shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

“Also, accredited field observers found in states other than where they are posted will be sanctioned.

“INEC reserves the right to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.

See the complete list of the observers:

Domestic Observer Groups

Action Aid Nigeria
Advocacy For Quality Leadership And Health Awareness Foundation
African Centre For Leadership, Strategy & Development
African Christian Care Trust Organization
African Initiative For Sustainable And Positive Development
African Youth International Development Foundation
African Youth Leadership Roundtable Initiative
Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society
Alliance For Credible Election
Alumni Association Of National Institute (Aani)
Asabe Shehu Yar’adua Foundation
Better Community Life Initiative
Center For Grassroot Development And Crime Prevention
Center For Peace Building And Socio-Economic Resources Development
Centre For Citizens With Disabilities (Ccd)
Centre For Credible Leadership And Citizens Awareness
Centre For Democracy And Development (Cdd)
Centre For Intervention
Centre For Policy Advocacy And Leadership Development
Centre For Strategic Conflict Management
Centre For Strategy, Ethics & Value
Centre For Transparency Advocacy
Children And Youth Awareness Development Foundation
Christian Association Of Nigeria (Can)
Christian Council Of Nigeria
Church Of Nigeria , Anglican Communion (Conac)
Citizens Rights And Leadership Awareness Initiative
Citizens Rights For Peace And Good Leadership Initiative
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (Cislac)
Cleen Foundation
Coalition Of Democrats For Electoral Reform (Coder)
Committee For The Defence Of Human Rights (Cdhr)
Common Wealth Business Women’s Network Nigeria
Community Life Project / Reclaim Naija
Connected Development (Code)
Conscience Women Of Africa Initiative
Diaspora Advocacy For A New Dawn Initiative In Nigeria (Dafandiw)
Education, Social And Health Mission
Election Monitor
Eze Mbionwu Foundation For Community Development And Stability
Federation Of Muslim Women’s Organizations In Nigeria
Forum Of State Independent Electoral Commissions (Fosiecon)
Foundation For Sustainable Development And Inclusive Growth (Fsdig)
Future Leaders Global Initative
Gamji Member’s Association
Global Development Centre Rescue Mission In Nigeria
Global Hope And Justice
Global Initiative For Civic Traning And Youth Development
Global Policy Advocacy And Leadership Initiative
Grassroot Acountablity Advocacy Foundation
Grassroot Elite For Peace And Development Association
Grassroots Empowerment Initaitive For Positive Change And Development
Greater Women And Youth Support Forum
Human Rights Monitor (Hrm)
Inclusive Friends Association
Initiative For Promotion Of Civic Obligations And Sustainable Peace
Initiative For The Advancement Of Credible Civic Education And Ideals International
Initiative For Voter Awareness And Electoral Reform
Initiative For Youth Transformation And Positive Change
Institute For Peace And Conflict Resolution
Intercontinental Leadership Initiative
International Peace And Civic Responsibility Centre
Jama’atu Izalatau Badi’ah Wa Ikamatu Sunnatu
Join Peace And Progress Initiative
Justice Development And Peace: Catholic Caritas Foundation Of Nigeria
Mambayya House, Aminu Kano Centre For Democratic Studies, Bayero University Kano
National Committee Of Patriots (Ncop)
National Human Rights Commission
National Institute For Legislative & Democratic Studies (Nilds)
National Institute For Policy And Strategic Studies Kuru
National Orientation Agency
Nepad Nigeria
Network For Communty Advancement And Empowerment
New-View Global Initiative For Women And Youth Development
Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (Policy And Legal Advocacy Centre)
Nigeria Progressive Women And Youth Development Initiative
Nigerian Bar Association (Nba)
Nigerian Vote-Count Campaigners
Nigerian Women Trust Fund
Noble Leadership Initiative
Northern Patriotic Front
Northern Youth And Elders Awareness Forum
Organization Of Justice For Equity Sustenance
Orient Foundation For Social Justice And Civic Education
Pan African Leadership Leaque
Patriotic Women Foundation
Police Service Commisssion
Progressive Youths Development Initiative
Research & Training For Real Empowerment Ltd
Resource Centre For Human Rights And Civic Education
Rights Monitoring Group
Shehu Musa Yar’adua Foundation
Society For Advancement Of Crediblee Leadership & Observation
Society For Equity, Justice And Peace
Society For The Protection Of Human Rights
The Adaobi Enemuoh Initiative For Development(Aka The Aid)
The Albino Foundation
The Intergrity Friends For Truth & Peace Initiative
The Orderly Society Trust
Transition Monitoring Group (Tmg)
United Human Rights And Philanthropy Foundation International
United Nigeria Peace Foundation
Value Reorientation & Developmental Initiative Africa
Values Reorientation Initaitive And Advocacy
Women Advocate Research And Documentation Centre (Wdrdc)
Women Arise For Change Initiative
Women Empowerment For Global Impact Initiative
Women’s International Leaque For Peace And Freedom
Womenfest For Better Life Living Initiative
Yiaga Africa Intiative
Youth And Public Safety Awareness Initiative
Youth Education On Human Rights And Civic Responsiblities
Youth Initiative For Better Nigeria
Youth Initiative For Social Reform And Good Leadership
Youth Initiative For Sustainable Human Development In Africa
Youths Arise For Undiluted Leadership & Development Initiative

Foreign Observers

African Bar Association
African Parliament Of The Civil Society
African Union (Au)
British High Commission
Democrat Union Of Africa (Dua)
Elections Cameroon (Elecam) Republic Of Cameroon
Electoral Institute For Sustainable Democracy In Africa (Eisa)
Embassy Of France
Embassy Of Japan
Embassy Of The Arab Republic Of Egypt
Embassy Of The Republic Of Korea
European Centre For Electoral Support (Eces)
European Union
Giz (German International Agency)
High Commission Of Canada
International Foundation For Electoral System (Ifes)
International Human Rights Commission
International Peace Commission (Ipc)
International Republican Institute (Iri)
National Democratic Institute
Network For Solidarity, Empowerment And Transformation For All (Newseta)
Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (Nido)
Pan African Women Projects
Pan African Youth Training & Enlightenment Centre
Queen Zara Foundation For Human Resources Development
The Commonwealth
United States Embassy

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