2019 elections: 40 EU observers arrive Nigeria

2019 elections: 40 EU observers arrive Nigeria

- No fewer than 40 European Union observers are in the country to monitor the coming general elections

- The observers would be shared into 20 different groups to ensure everything goes well with the elections

- The leader of the observers said they would collaborate with INEC and other organisations to ensure the elections go well

Forty European Union (EU) observers have arrived the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.

David Dahmen who is the head of the EU observers in Oyo and Osun states made this known on Tuesday, January 29, while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, Nigerian Tribune reports.

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Dahmen also disclosed that all the observers will be grouped into 20 different teams to oversee elections in all the states in the country.

He said the observers would partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other significant organisations in the country.

He said: ”We have just been briefed by the Oyo REC on the preparations made by INEC in respect of the forthcoming elections.”

Dahmen said he and others like Sony Odiongenyi and Mukalay Banze would monitor the elections in Oyo and Osun states.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that federal government assured the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) deployed to monitor the forthcoming general elections that the exercise would be free, fair and credible.

Foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance on Monday, January 21, when the chief observer EU EOM to Nigeria for the 2019 general elections, Maria Arena, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

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