The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.

INEC, however, threatened to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.

The Commission in a notice on its website warned that any unaccredited group found in any state for the elections shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

INEC also said that accredited field observers found in states other than where they were posted would be sanctioned.

According to the Commission, the list includes 116 local observers and 28 foreign observers.

The notice reads: “INEC is pleased to announce the successful applicants to observe the 2019 general elections holding on February 16, 2019 and March 2, 2019.

“All accredited observers shall abide by the code of conduct for election observers, which is available for download from the INEC website.

“The Commission wishes to emphasised that groups other than those accredited, found in any state for the elections shall be handed over to law enforcement agencies.

“Also, accredited field observers found in states other than where they are posted will be sanctioned.

“INEC reserves the right to cancel and withdraw the accreditation of any organisation if its members or agents breach the code of conduct.

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