- International Human Rights Commission has nominated Senator Dino to lead a delegation of observers
- The observers would observe the coming rerun elections in Rivers and Kano states
- Recall that elections in these states had been declared inconclusive
Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly has been nominated by Nigerian central office of the International Human Rights Commission to lead a delegation of observers in the scheduled governorship and state assembly supplementary election on March 23.
Leadership reports that this was disclosed in a letter signed by Ambassador Friday Sani,the commission’s diplomatic head to Nigeria and African Countries.
According to the statement, the observers would observe elections in Rivers and Kano states.
“On behalf of the world secretary general of the International Human Rights Commission, Sir Rafal Marcin Wasik, you have been nominated as the leader of the Commission’s delegation to observe the upcoming scheduled supplementary polls especially in Rivers and Kano states,” it said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused President Muhammadu Buhari of rigging the Saturday, February 23 presidential election.
The party said President Buhari's statement that he would not intervene on behalf of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the supplementary election scheduled in states where the gubernatorial elections were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was an affirmation that he rigged the presidential election.
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It would be recalled that the presidency rejected criticism from members of the ruling APC who frowned at his failure to intervene in favour of the party in states where gubernatorial elections were declared inconclusive.
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