2019 elections: EU observers happy with preparations in Enugu, Anambra states

2019 elections: EU observers happy with preparations in Enugu, Anambra states

- The European Union Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019 have said it is happy with preparations for the 2019 elections in Enugu and Anambra states

- The EUOM said they expect security personnel would perform their duties well on election days

- According to the EUOM, Nigerians should endeavour to remain peaceful before, during and after the elections in the best interest of Nigeria

Representatives of European Union Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, deployed to Enugu and Anambra states said they were impressed with preparations so far made by stakeholders in the two states.

Henrik Westerby, a member of the team, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, February 12, in Awka.

Westerby, who spoke on the sidelines of stakeholders’ forum organised by the Anambra office of INEC said they have met with wide range of stakeholders in the two states.

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”’We have met with wide range of stakeholders since we came to Enugu and Anambra states, and we are impressed with the level of preparations being made for the elections.

”We have interacted with the traditional rulers, political parties, security agents and INEC personnel, and we are okay with our observations so far,’’ he said.

He said with the speech of the state commissioner of police at the stakeholders’ forum, we hope that security personnel would perform their duties well on election days.

Westerby said that they will observe the elections in Anambra and Enugu states on February 16 and March 2.

He advised Nigerians to be peaceful before, during and after the elections, adding that getting it right will be in the best interest of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lawmaker of the Second Republic, Junaid Mohammed, on Tuesday, February 12, advised President Muhammadu Buhari against his plan to contest in the 2019 presidential election.

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Mohammed pleaded with the President to take a bow, exit from governance and return home to take care of his troubling health.

The former lawmaker said such action from President Buhari would save Nigeria from woes suffered from his inability to hold the country's affairs together.

Citing the clashes and various deaths recorded in herdsmen/farmers clashes across states u Nigeria, Mohammed said such crisis could escalate in the years ahead if President Buhari continues as president of the country beyond 2019.

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