Presidency Welcomes EU’s Report on 2019 Elections
Written by Adekoya on June 16, 2019
The Presidency has welcomed the report of the European Union on the 2019 General Election in Nigeria, promising to analyse it and act on the recommendations.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Media & Publicity, Alhaji Garba Shehu, the Presidency noted that the EU observers had been invited to the country by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and welcomed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
It states further that this was a clear indication of the administration’s good intentions, commitment to a pure democratic process, and desire to improve for the next elections.
The EU noted in their report that there were marked improvements from previous elections, although more work needs to be done.
It therefore assures that the administration of President Buhari will work with all Nigerian citizens, state institutions, parties, civil society, the media and other experts to make sure that the improvements recommended by the EU are implemented, and that these areas of concern are addressed.
The Presidency in the statement was thankful that the EU did not question the results of the presidential election, which according to it is further proof that the polls reflected the overall will of Nigerians, and that the world is solidly behind the election of President Buhari for a second term.