BY SUNNY DAVID, AWKA
The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria has solicited the support of relevant stakeholders and agencies towards ensuring free, fair and credible election in Nigeria.
The Anambra state leader of the delegation, Mr. Henrik Westerby, made the appeal when the team of the European Union team to Nigeria was speaking with journalists in Awka.
The European Umion will, among other things, assess and evaluate the electoral process to know if it complies with international standards.
Highlighting the Union’s interest in Nigeria regarding the 2019 election, Mr. Westerby said that even though its activities neither legitimizes the electoral processes nor validates the election results, its team would observe and assess the legal framework and its implementation, campaign activities of candidates and political parties.
He maintained that during their stay in Nigeria, the team will monitor elections and submit its observations and recommendations which are usually contained in its report after the elections and will assess Nigeria’s commitment to electoral laws.
A member of the delegation, Mrs. Andrea Staeritz, said members of the team are in all parts of the country to interact with all stakeholders and key players in the electoral process in order to achieve a good environment for a transparent 2019 election.