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Full Details About The Electoral Commissions in Nigeria

Electoral commission in Nigeria
The history of the electoral commissions/ bodies in Nigeria can be traced back to the establishment of the first post-independence electoral commission in Nigeria, the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), in 1960. Several electoral bodies have been set up after FEC
to conduct elections in Nigeria.
Here is a list of all the electoral commissions in Nigeria, their active years, chairmen and as well as the elections they conducted.
Electoral Commission | Date | Chairmen | Election(s) Conducted
1. Federal Electoral Commission (FEC) | (1960-1966) | Prof. Eyo Ita Esua (1964-1966) | Regional elections of 1964 and 1965
2. Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO) | (Nov. 15 1976-1983) | Micheal Ani (1976-1979), Victor Ovie- Whiskey (1980-1983) | Federal elections of 1979 and 1983
3. National Electoral Commission (NEC) | (1987-1993) | Eme Awa (1987-1989), Humphrey Nwosu (1989-1993), Okon E. Uya (June 1993- Nov. 19 1993) | June 12 Presidential elections
4. National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NEC) | (1994-1998) | Chief Sumner Dagogo Jack (1994-1998) | —
5. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) | (1998 till date) | Ephraim Akpata (1998- Jan. 2000), Abel Guobadia (2000-2005), Maurice Iwu (2005- April 28 2010), Attahiru Jega (June 2010- October 2015), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (Oct. 29 2015 till date) , 1999 Presidential election, 2003 Presidential election, 2007 Presidential election, 2011 Presidential election, 2015 Presidential election

Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (December 16, 2015). Full Details About The Electoral Commissions in Nigeria. OldNaija. Retrieved from


  1. Dear Chair man of INEC and nigeria.
    Am Barnabas Pada students of national open university Abuja center, study human resources management, am from Niger state, paiko local government area, graduate from political science, DLG university of jos 2007. Am also a member of international resources center in u.s American embassy in Nigeria Abuja.
    Am here to share ideas with you and Nigerians how to transform Nigeria electoral system
    Ideas how to migrate from manual voting to digital voting
    Nigerians vote shall be counted
    1. Fair and free elections
    2. No ballots paper
    3. Reduce costs of printing
    4 no snatch ballots box
    5. No political violence lost of lives and property
    6. No over crowded
    7 access to watch vote and your vote counted
    8. Reduce costs of elections process.
    9. No more malpractice
    Poll station s
    1. You can cast your with your Android phone any where you are.
    2. You cast your vote on internet.
    3. Digital vote INEC platform
    4 INEC database to generate revenue to federal government during elections period, voters cause site traffic.
    5 vote all the political parties
    6 vote all political positions
    I have much ideas how it works
    I will contribute to design the platform.

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