Election: ECOWAS Observer leader meets INEC chairman in Abuja

Election: ECOWAS Observer leader meets INEC chairman in Abuja

- INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, met with the head of ECOWAS observer, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Abuja

- Sirleaf promised to help ensure a peaceful, free and fair elections in Nigeria

- The former president said she would share in the findings of earlier missions and consult with those who had been on ground

The head of ECOWAS Observer Mission to Nigeria and former Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Wednesday, met with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Yakubu Mahmood at the commission's headquarters in Abuja, where she promised to help ensure a peaceful, free and fair elections in Nigeria.

Sirleaf who arrived Nigeria on Tuesday, February 5, also said that her visit was to get more pieces of information as regards Nigeria’s coming election.

She was earlier received by the vice-president of ECOWAS commission, Finda Koroma, at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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She was also received by other members of the commission and some representatives of the ECOWAS Parliament.

“I hope to meet with political leaders, I want to be able to understand the role I have to play to make sure that I am well prepared to carry out the function.

“I am pleased that it is an ECOWAS assignment and I will be working with them (ECOWAS Commission) and they will guide me and I just expect that I will join all Nigerians to make sure that this whole process is so peaceful and successful. That is the purpose of my mission,” she said.

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The former Liberian president also said she would share in the findings of earlier missions and consult with those who had been on ground.

Ellen Sirleaf during her meeting at Abuja.

Ellen Sirleaf during her meeting at Abuja.
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“I cannot make a statement till I have had an opportunity to be able to share in the findings of earlier missions, to consult with those who have been on ground.

“At a later date, the ECOWAS Observer Mission will be fully engaged, will carry out its functions and speak when it is time to speak,” she said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Sirleaf on Tuesday, February 5, arrived in Abuja as the head of ECOWAS observer mission in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections.

According to Johnson-Sirleaf, she would be meeting with political leaders and join Nigerians to ensure that the process is peaceful and successful.

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