EU Election Observers extend stay in Nigeria •PDP insists on inspection of election materials

Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 19 February 2019 | 1,054 times

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•EU Election Observers

European Union Elections Observers in Anambra State led by Ms. Andreas Staeritz and Mr. Henrik Westerby on Monday said that the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections will not deter their resolve to monitor the rescheduled elections on Saturday.

 Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Awka, Staeritz said they have extended their stay, saying that they will remain in the country until the election is concluded.

 The PDP Presidential Campaign Council Chairman, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, State Party Chairman, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, and the Campaign Council DG, Dr. Harry Oranezi, led some members of PDP to the meeting with the observers to discuss the expectations arising from the abrupt postponement of the general elections as well as the consequences.

 Earlier, the leadership of PDP in the state also met with the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, to discuss critical issues concerning sensitive materials that had already been deployed for the election as well as the non-disbursement of agent tags.

 They also expressed concern over the closure of campaigns by INEC, to which the REC promised to look into the issues raised.

 The REC assured them that he would do the needful within the limit of his powers to ensure the issues were addressed in good time

 Obaze, who led the team of PDP’s party leaders, said: “The umbrella suspension of campaigns is adversely affecting State Assembly candidates.

 “We also need to inspect the sensitive materials for the elections, to be sure they have returned to the vault of the CBN, just like we inspected them when they arrived the state.”


Source: News Express

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