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90-Member AU Election Observation Team To Be Led By Uhuru For Nigerian Elections

A 90-person African Union observation team has been chosen to oversee the general election in Nigeria scheduled for February 25. It will be led by retired president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Retired president Uhuru Kenyatta will be in charge of the short-term Election Observation Mission, which is made up of individuals from a number of the union’s member states as well as civil society organizations, among others, according to a statement released by the AU on Tuesday.

“The short-term election observation mission comprises ninety (90) members drawn from various AU Member States comprising representatives of Election Management Bodies, civil society organisations, independent experts, women and youth as well as AU Organs, notably, the Pan African Parliament and Permanent Representatives Committee,” it read in part.

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The mission’s goals include giving an accurate and unbiased evaluation of the electoral process, including a determination of how closely the elections’ conduct adhered to national, continental, and international criteria for democratic elections.

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The observers will also express the AU’s solidarity and support for the consolidation of democracy, peace, stability, and development in Nigeria by making suggestions for how future elections might be improved in light of their findings.

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