Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission has established a National Situation Room and a Compilation Center where the results of the presidential election will be collated.

According to the Commission, the International Conference Center in the Federal Capital Territory will serve as the venue for the exercise.

This was contained in a statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Committee on Voter Information and Education, Festus Okoye, on Thursday.

The statement read: “The Commission held its regular weekly meeting today, Thursday, January 5, 2023, and deliberated on various issues, including the location for the National Situation Room and the Matching Center for the 2023 General Election.

“As the general elections approach, the Commission establishes a National Situation Room and a Collation Center where the results of the presidential elections are collated. Once again, the Abuja International Conference Center will serve as the venue for this important exercise.

Accordingly, the Commission has established two committees for this purpose. First is the Collation Secretariat, where the presidential results of the states will be collated. This will be headed by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in the exercise of his constitutional responsibilities as Federation Chief Election Commissioner and Teller for the presidential elections. In addition, a few technicians will assist you.

“The second is the Committee for the Situations Room and Match Center, which will be in charge of preparing the venue, seating arrangement, utilities and services, security, accreditation of party agents, as well as national and international observers. internationals, media, etc. The Committee has the following composition:

1. Ms. May Agbamuche-Mbu, National Commissioner – President
2. Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, National Commissioner – Member
3. Bar. Festus Okoye, National Commissioner – Member
4. Director, Election Operations – Member
5. Director, ICT – Member
6. Director, Planning and Monitoring – Member
7. Director, Security – Member
8. Director, Monitoring of Elections and Parties – Member
9. Director, International Cooperation and Protocol – Member

“The Situation Room and Match Center Committees were inaugurated by the Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who charged them to start working seriously and fulfill their responsibilities diligently.”