2019 Elections: INEC Opens National Collation Centre, Adjourns Proceeding Till Monday

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Sunday declared open the National Collation Centre for the Saturday’s presidential election.

The Punch reports that the centre is situated in the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Yakubu, while declaring the rules for the collation of the results, said that the presidential election result from each state would be presented by the State Collation Officers for Presidential Election.

He said the officers would be accompanied by the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state.

He said that the Commission was still awaiting results from all the states, including the Federal Capital Territoty.

“From today the collation centre is hereby declared open until the final determination of the 2019 Presidential election.

“During the course of proceedings, there may be interludes or adjournments. This will be announced by the returning officer as the need arises.

“At the moment, no SCOPE is around. Some of them are expected tonight. Accordingly, proceedings are hereby adjourned.

“We will reconvene at 11 a.m. tomorrow Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 for the collation of results,” he said.

Some of the ground rules read by Yakubu was that the SCOPE shall announce the scores of each political parties in the state, including the report of cancellations and areas where elections did not hold.

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