ECOWAS TO SEND 200 OBSERVERS FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTION.

Written by on October 23, 2018

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is sending 200-strong observer team to Nigeria for the 2019 general elections.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Conflict Resolution, FRANCIS BEHANZIN, made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy visit on INEC Chairman, MAHMOUD YAKUBU, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

He said the visit was a fact finding one to among other things; assess the readiness of the election umpire for the 2019 general elections in view of the nation’s large voter population of 80 million.

In response, INEC Chairman, MAHMOUD YAKUBU, said the commission had developed, validated and was already implementing its 2017–2021 strategic plan, the election project plan and had also released the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections since January 9th, this year.

Since the general elections will take place simultaneously in all states, he said the security meeting would be cascaded to the states.

 


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