The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has established National Situation Room and Collation Centre committees for the 2023 general elections. The commission disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu will head the collaboration secretariat committee. The national commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu, would chair the situation room committee.
“As general elections approach, the commission establishes a national situation room and collation centre where the results of presidential elections are collated,” the INEC statement said. “Once again, the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja will serve as the venue for this important exercise.”
It explained that the electoral body also established the collation secretariat, where presidential election results from the states will be collated.
“This will be headed by the chairman of the commission, in exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the chief electoral commissioner of the federation and returning officer for the presidential election. In addition, a few technical staff will assist him,” INEC disclosed.
It added, “The second is the situation room and collation centre committee. This shall be responsible for the preparation of the venue, seating arrangement, utilities and services, security, the accreditation of party agents, as well as the national and international observers, media, etc.”