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From Jonas Ike, Abuja
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Sunday night announced the adjournment of collation of results from the States, Local Government Areas, Polling Booths and Polling Stations across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory FCT.
The INEC boss who gave a highlight of the activities of the electoral commission after the voting exercise had ended on Saturday revealed that election results from States and Local Governments Areas would be accompanied by the State Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs to the final collation centres.
He said that the collation center is declared open today due to the smooth conclusion of the voting exercise yesterday for the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to him, all the returning officers for the election should abide by the result presented by the Resident Electoral Commissioners from the States. He added that they should hand over original copies of form ECAPA which is the summary of election result on state by state basis.
Before the INEC helsman announced the adjournment of the collation exercise to Monday February 25, 2019 at 11:00am, he said that both local and international observers as well as members of the diplomatic corps from almost every parts of the world were part and parcel of the on-going 2019 general elections in Nigeria.