A coalition of no fewer than seventy Civil Society Organisations, under the auspices of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, says it will report facts in the tomorrow’s general elections.
The Situation Room, which is one of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC accredited observers for this year’s polls, vowed to speak what it sees.
The Convener of the group, Clement Nwankwo, gave the assurance at a press briefing to unveil the Election Situation Room of the coalition for Februaty 16th and March 2nd elections in Abuja. He said the group would keep an eye on INEC’s collation process which are often the subject of controversy.
According to Nwankwo, there are over 800 thousand wards across the country and the target is to cover each of these wards to provide fair knowledge of what has happened with the collation process at that stage. He noted that though this was an era of fake news, he assured that the group would not report what it had not verified.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Festus Okoye, assured that the electoral umpire would be open and transparent throughout the exercise. According to Okoye, INEC is good to go in relation to these particular elections.