The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Friday submitted its findings and suggestions on the 2019 common elections to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
EU Chief Observer, Maria Enviornment, whereas submitting the report back to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in Abuja, stated that the union would on Saturday make public the report of its monitoring of the elections.
Enviornment who didn’t disclose the content material of the report, stated that the submission can be made open to journalists and members of the general public to hunt clarifications on the problems raised within the report.
The EU chief observer stated that the union had been a part of Nigeria’s electoral course of since 1999.
The union deployed 73 observers to 223 polling items and 81 collation centres in 22 states for the 2019 common elections.
Receiving the report, INEC chairman additionally famous that EU had been a part of Nigeria’s regular progress in the direction of democratic consolidation since 1999.
Yakubu stated that the fee had adopted the EU suggestions on earlier elections.
He stated the suggestions included simultaneous accreditation and voting processes on election day, including that it was first used for the 2015 Bayelsa governorship election and subsequent elections within the nation.
He stated the observations and suggestions of the EU election commentary mission to the 2015 common elections had been significantly helpful.
Yakubu stated the suggestions had been used for the design of some vital proposals for reforming the electoral authorized framework and in bettering the electoral processes and procedures.
The INEC chairman pledged that the fee would look into the suggestions of the report.
He gave the peace of mind that the suggestions on 2019 elections would type the benchmarks within the reform to be submitted to the Nationwide Meeting.
“Each election in any democracy around the globe is figure in progress. We due to this fact stay up for the total EU EOM report and suggestions on the elections.
“We’re assured that there might be helpful classes for the fee as we put together for future elections.
“Certainly, the report is coming on the proper time as it would feed into our ongoing assessment of the conduct of the elections.
“Let me guarantee you that the fee will once more shortly focus consideration on the electoral authorized framework along with a number of different areas of reform.
“We are going to examine intimately all of your suggestions as a part of our ongoing inside assessment of the 2019 common elections which we hope to conclude within the subsequent two months,” he added.
Yakubu recommended the EU for its curiosity in Nigeria’s democratic processes.