2019 elections: INEC to open situation room to observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission has agreed to throw open the processes that would take place at the Situation Room during the 2019 elections to enhance the integrity of the election, a source close to the Commission has said.

Opening up of the Situation Room has been a key demand of opposition parties and election monitors, especially from Western countries in the build-up to the 2019 elections.

But the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, since he was not permitted to speak officially on the matter said that the Commission was out to show it has nothing to hide.

“I can tell you that the Commission has decided to throw open the operations of the Situation Room during the 2019 elections. The management team has decided that will show the international and local observers, the media and the political parties that there is nothing special that happens there.

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“The international observers, the parties and the media have written severally seeking the opening up of the Sitauoon Room. With the information at my disposal, I can confirm that the Commission has decided to give access to relevant stakeholders at the Situation Room during the elections.

“The Commission will grant access to groups and those accredited and go in and out of the Situation Room.”

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