2015 elec­tions: FG re­ceives EU observers re­port

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment yesterday re­ceived the fi­nal re­port of the Euro­pean Union Ob­server Mis­sion to the 2015 gen­eral elec­tions in Nige­ria.

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo re­ceived the re­port from a del­e­ga­tion of the EU Elec­tion Ob­server Mis­sion led by Chief Ob­server, San­ti­ago Fisas.

Os­in­bajo thanked the EU for par­tic­i­pat­ing ac­tively in the elec­toral process and mak­ing use­ful rec­om­men­da­tions that could im­prove the process.

The vice pres­i­dent as­sured all that the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment would study and con­sider the rec­om­men­da­tions as soon as pos­si­ble.

He said: “It is our duty to en­sure that the elec­toral sys­tem guar­an­tees free and fair elec­tions, where the op­po­si­tion can win if voted for by the peo­ple.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, while some of the rec­om­men­da­tions re­quire ac­tion by the Na­tional Assem­bly, the ex­ec­u­tive will con­sider the ones within its pow­ers to im­ple­ment.

The EU ob­server mis­sion rec­om­mended, among oth­ers, that the In­de­pen­dent Na­tional Elec­toral Com­mis­sion be strength­ened to tackle com­plex elec­toral chal­lenges.

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