Nigeria elections 2019: International, local observers hold secret meeting in Abuja

Following the postponement of the presidential and national assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the international and local observers for the polls, met on Saturday, at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

NAN reports that meeting, which held inside the Plateau Ballroom of the hotel started at about 11.00am,

The meeting, which had attendance are Commonwealth Observer team, EU Observer team, AU Observer team and ECOWAS Observer mission, and others, lasted for about an hour.

Some of the leaders of the local observer groups sighted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) included Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Convener, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room and Ms. Idayat Hassan, Director, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

Others were Mr. Auwal Musa-Rafsanjani, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Mr. Samson Itodo, Executive Director, YIAGA AFRICA, among others.

When, newsmen approached the Head, ECOWAS Election Observation Mission and former Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, asking what the meeting was all about and her reaction to the election postponement, Johnson-Sirleaf, declined to comment

She said newsmen would be briefed later.

Source: Daily Post

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