2019 elections: EU Election Observation Mission releases final report

  • Identifies loopholes, makes 30 recommendations to INEC

The European Union Election Observation Mission released its final report on the conduct of the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria at the weekend. The EU group in its report identified several loopholes in Nigeria‘s electoral process, leading the group present 30 recommendations to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which it said would help to improve future elections and restore faith in the process.

The group commended INEC for implementing some of its recommendations after the 2015 elections.

It, however, noted that there is great need for a more transparent results collation and transmission process in coming elections.

The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu had on Friday promised to ensure the implementation of the EU recommendations.

He thanked the EU for their efforts, noting that they have been part of Nigeria’s progress towards democratic consolidation since 1999.

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