Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC Nigeria): All You Need To Know

By | May 30, 2018

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC Nigeria): All You Need To Know

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was set up in 1998 by General Abdulsalam Abubakar to conduct the 1999 elections for political office holders. It was however fully empowered by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The major function of INEC Nigeria is to organize, undertake and supervise all elections in Nigeria. This elections helps in the decision of government officials in Nigeria such as the president, vice president, governors and deputy governors of states, senators, as well as House of Representatives and House of Assembly members at the Federal and State level.

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The history of INEC Nigeria however dates back to the Electoral Commission of Nigeria, established to conduct the 1959 elections in Nigeria just before her independence. The Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO), established in 1960 conducted the immediate post-independence federal and regional elections in 1964 and 1965. FEDECO was however scrapped due to a military coup in 1966.