Commonwealth Observers arrive Nigeria, Meet INEC Officials

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With few days to the general elections, members of the Commonwealth Observers team on Monday, February, 11, arrived Nigeria and headed to Abuja where they met the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu.

Although no official statement has been made by the electoral umpire, Vanguard reports that the Commonwealth observers, upon arriving Nigeria, were ushered to the INEC’s conference centre where they met other officials of the commission., however, gathers that the major focus of the meeting would border on how the February general elections would be credibly conducted.

There would be a big responsibility on the electoral commission and observers to steer the middle cause and maintain neutrality during the election as questions keep growing over integrity of INEC to conduct credible elections for the country.

It would be recalled that the governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, recently vowed that attempt to give Nigeria the “Venezuela option” will be vehemently rejected. The Kaduna governor was also quoted saying foreign observers, who interfere in the election, would be sent back in “body bags.”


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