Breaking: IRI/NDI report indicts INEC over 2019 elections

Prof. Yakubu

The joint Nigeria International Elections Observation Mission of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute has released its final reports on the 2019 elections berating the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “falling significantly short of the standards of the polls.”  

According to the report released on Tuesday in Abuja, the 2019 general elections did not meet the expectation of many Nigerians. 

It chided the electoral umpire for the last minute postponement of the Presidential and National  Assembly elections on the morning of February 16 and delays in opening some polling units and other administrative challenges on February 23.

The report stated that the delay undermined public confidence in INEC. 

It however noted that INEC distributed materials and opened polls in a more timely fashion for the March 9 gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections. 

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