About 100 observers from 25 EU member states will be monitoring the Presidential and gubernatorial elections come February 25th and March 11th.
This is more than the number deployed during the 2019 elections.
This is the seventh time the European Union will be deploying an election observation mission for the general election in Nigeria. The aim is to promote democracy, human rights and ensure Nigeria conducts credible, transparent and inclusive elections.
Paying a courtesy call on TVC Communications headquarters in Lagos, are representatives of the EU election observation mission. They are here to analyse the political, electoral, legal and media aspects of the entire electoral process.
With over 50 field reporters deployed across the country, THE Management of TVC Communications is assuring the election observers that they remain committed to the tenets of journalism and election coverage.
The EU EOM is expected to present a preliminary statement within 48 hours after election day.
A comprehensive final report, as well as recommendations for future elections will be presented approximately two months after the conclusion of the entire electoral process.
INEC CHAIRMAN MEETS WITH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ON ELECTION SECURITY AND SAFETY
Immediately after meeting with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, chairman of the electoral commission proceeded to the office of the national security adviser to also hold talks on election security and safety.
The Chairman of INEC and the National Security adviser were joined by the chief of defence staff and other service chiefs in a closed door meeting where the security situation in thebcountry will be appraised and the level of preparedness of security operatives for the election will also be discussed.
The national security adviser Major General Babagana Monguno has always reiterated the federal government’s commitment to providing INEC with all the support and peaceful atmosphere that will guarantee the conduct of a hitch-free election.
INEC has been worried about the spate of targeted attacks of INEC facilities in some parts of the country that has led to the death of personnel, destruction of INEC infrastructure and voting materials.
The electoral commission had also held several meetings with the inter-agency consultative Committee on election security to seek solutions to factors that could threaten the peaceful conduct of the polls.
2023 Governorship Election: Igbo Communities Endorse Governor Sule, Other APC Candidates in Nasarawa West
The Igbos under umbrella of Concerned Ibos Initiative for AA Sule in Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State, have endorsed Governor Abdullahi Sule’s second term bid due to his developmental strides in the state.
The group also endorsed all candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Western zone of the state.
Sights and sounds of the igbo traditional flute and band at display in Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State.
The Igbos in Karu are gathering under the aegis of Concerned Ibos initiative For AA Sule.
The group has in attendance representatives of igbo communities in the local government.
They are satisfied with the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule and this gathering is in affirmation of their support for his reelection bid.
The group are also throwing their weights behind all candidates of the APC in the Western zone of the state.
This endorsement for Governor Sule and other APC Candidates in the zone is a well thought out decision for authorities of Karu local government.
The endorsement by the Igbos is unprecedented and will go along way to increase the chances of the governor at the 2023 polls.
ONDO PDM GROUP DECLARES FOR PDP VOSOT
A group , Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), has announced its movement into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP..
Members of the group made the announcement at a news conference in Akure, the Ondo state.
Members are scattered across The National Front of Nigeria, APC, SDP, ADC, Accord and Alliance for Democracy across the nation yesterday announced their movement into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The group said the decision is a consensus agreement by all members in deference to the expressed wishes of their late founder the late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar-Adua.
A one time member of the House of Representatives, Bode Ajewole w ho addressed the journalists, said the decision to join forces with the PDP was not about individual members but the “expression of collective decision jointly taken.