Welcome to ECONEC

ECONEC is the umbrella organization of Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) in West Africa founded in 2008 to promote free, fair and credible elections.

Our Vision

We envisage a West African sub-region where free, fair, and credible elections are an integral part of the democratic process.

Our Mission

To promote and consolidate the democratic culture in West Africa through experience-sharing, research, capacity building and election observation

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Strengthening Capacity
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March 8, 2019
President Buhari receiving Certificae of Return from INEC Chairman Prof Yakubu

NIGERIAN, GUINEA BISSAU VOTERS GO TO POLLS AT THE WEEKEND TO ELECT GOVERNORS, MPs

Nigerians return to the polls on Saturday, 9th March, 2019 to elect State governors and State Houses of Assembly members after presidential polls two weeks ago, […]
February 23, 2019
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COUNTING OF BALLOTS ONGOING AFTER NIGERIA’S RESCHEDULED GENERAL ELECTIONS

PRESS RELEASE Abujte counting started in earnest at many of about 120,000 polling units at the close of polling in Nigeria’s rescheduled general elections Saturday, 23rd February, even […]
February 22, 2019
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ECOWAS OBSERVATION MISSION ENJOINS NIGERIANS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL, LAW ABIDING THROUGH THE COUNTRY’S ELECTORAL PROCESS

The Head of the ECOWAS Observation Mission to Nigeria’s general elections Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to Nigerians to maintain peace and adhere to the rule […]
February 21, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS GET NIGERIA VISA CONCESSION FOR RESCHEDULED ELECTIONS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has in collaboration with the Nigeria Immigration set up a special desk to facilitate the issuance or extension of visas […]
February 20, 2019
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INEC SAYS PREPARATIONS ON COURSE FOR SUCCESSFUL CONDUCT OF NIGERIA’S RESCHEDULED ELECTIONS

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday 19th February updated stakeholders on its preparations to ensure a successful conduct of Nigeria’s general elections rescheduled because of […]
February 18, 2019
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ECONEC EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH NIGERIANS, URGES PERSEVERANCE FOR SUCCESSFUL ELECTIONS

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has expressed its solidarity with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria people calling for perseverance to […]
February 16, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER GROUPS, UN APPEAL FOR CALM OVER POSTPONEMENT OF VOTES IN NIGERIA

Heads of international election observation missions and the United Nations have noted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2019 general […]
February 16, 2019
Prof Yakubu and INEC Commissioners on the high table

INEC APPEALS FOR UNDERSTANDING OVER POSTPONED NIGERIAN ELECTIONS

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Nigerian and other stakeholders for understanding over the sudden postponement of the […]
February 15, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER GROUPS SYNERGIZE AHEAD OF NIGERIA’S CRUCIAL PRESIDENTIAL POLL

Heads of International Poll Observation Missions met in Abuja on Friday to compare notes, synergize and address emerging issues ahead of Nigeria’s crucial presidential and parliamentary […]
February 14, 2019
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NIGERIAN ELECTIONS FOLLOWED WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS, SAYS MADAM JOHNSON-SIRLEAF

NIGERIAN ELECTIONS FOLLOWED WITH GREAT EXPECTATIONS, SAYS MADAM JOHNSON-SIRLEAFMadam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, a former Liberian President and Head of the ECOWAS 200-member Observation Mission to Nigeria says […]
February 13, 2019
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ECOWAS COMMISSIONER ADVOCATES REDUCTION OF COST OF ELECTIONS

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Gen. Francis Behanzin has called for reduction of the cost of elections to make democracy affordable, more […]
February 12, 2019
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INEC ASSURES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF READINESS TO DELIVER CREDIBLE ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

Ahead of Nigeria’s crucial presidential and general elections on 16th February and 2nd March, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria, has reassured the […]
November 16, 2018
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INEC REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO DELIVER CREDIBLE NIGERIAN ELECTIONS IN 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria […]
November 1, 2018
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JOURNALISTS TO SET UP NETWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL REPORTING OF ELECTIONS IN THE ECOWAS REGION

Participants of a two-day media workshop organised by the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) have agreed to set up a Network to foster information/experience sharing […]
October 30, 2018
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ECONEC PARTNERS WITH GIZ TO EMPOWER MEDIA ON PROFESSIONAL REPORTING OF ELECTIONS IN THE ECOWAS REGION

The ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) has called for trust, openness and cooperation between election management bodies and the media to ensure the delivery of […]
October 17, 2018
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REGIONAL EXPERTS VALIDATE RESULT OF ECONEC’S STUDY ON COST OF ELECTIONS IN WEST AFRICA

After two days of deliberations in Abuja, regional election experts have validated the outcome of the study on the Cost of Elections in West Africa, commissioned […]

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