The head of the African Union (AU) Observer Mission, former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, said that Saturday’s elections to the Presidential Assembly and to the National Assembly were generally peaceful and orderly.
Desalegn was supposed to lead a team of observers in some of the FCT’s voting units, and said there were several observers in the country’s major geographic areas.
The former prime minister said that the observation mission was in accordance with the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and the Charter on Election Observation and Code of Conduct .
“Our observation mission is deployed in Nigeria’s main geographical areas and our observation up to now,” said Desalegn.
“There are areas that need special attention, especially delays in time.
“We watched in some of the polling stations”, which was delayed for an hour and 45 minutes, of course, it started and we will see, at the end of this election, elect their candidate. ”
The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has contributed to the process being peaceful, calm and orderly.
He therefore expressed the hope that the INEC would be able to solve the few problems identified.
Nyanya and the vote have not started and I think this is one of the failures that we hope INEC will resolve as quickly as possible. ”
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) announced that Desalegn and his team left at 7:30 pm at eight polling stations in the FCT.
The team visited Central Unit 009 of Wuse District 3 Public High School, and Central Unit 001, Tudun Wada Public Secondary School and UP 026 of the Model High School. Maitama.
The other units visited were PU 005 Gwarimpa Village, PU 024 Gwarimpa Estate, Gishiri, PU 001 to Junior Secondary School Orozo, PU 014 Jikwoyi Primary School and the polling station of Zone 10.
Ms. Minata Cessouma, Commissioner for Political Affairs and Commissioners of the African Union, is also Deputy Chief of Mission.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) found that about 60 election observers had been deployed in different states of the federation.