The Transition Monitoring Group(TMG) has said it will deploy a total of 99 Quick Count observers for the supplementary governorship election in Bayelsa on January 9, 2016.
In a statement signed by the chairman of the TMG and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja, Comrade Zikirullahi Ibrahim said the QCO is an advanced and scientific election observation methodology which utilises well-established statistical principles and sophisticated information technologies to provide timely and accurate information on the conduct of voting and counting process throughout Election Day.
According to him, it is the only election observation methodology that independently verifies official results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said, “Throughout the supplementary Election Day on January 9, 2016, TMG Quick Count observers will keep an eye on the process in Southern Ijaw and other affected polling units.
The Quick Count observers will be at their pre-assigned polling units all day to report on various processes, including set up by INEC officials, accreditation, voting, counting and announcement of results.