General elections: Peace Commission names Amb. Coomassie to lead international observers

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The International Peace Commission (IPC) Global Chairman, has approved the names of some IPC officials to monitor the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, even as the general elections draws nearer. 

The development is coming as many international bodies already preparing their teams to monitor and see to a free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

In a statement released Monday, by the Global IPC Information Officer, U.S.A and personal assistant to the global chairman, Madam Rebecca Sean, it said the global leadership has put in place a formidable team to see to a credible elections through monitoring.

The statementsaid Amb Dr. Hussaini Coomassie, the organisation’s Representative in Nigeria, would head the team, while Prince Odumah Obiora Anthony, Chief Jude Onochie Nwaukor would serve as members.

She said: ” The global body found him worthy to be entrusted with such a responsibility and believe he and his team would carry out the task without prejudice.”

Accepting the appointment, Dr Coomassie, who also doubles as Global Vice Chairman, Advocacy For Good Governance and Social Justice Network was delighted with the news adding that though it is a task had undertaken in the past, in Nigeria and other countries, he promised to be fair in this assignment and to observe the elections nationwide, with his team.

“I want to advise all the key players to always have their country at heart and to avoid any defamatory political campaign thay could pave way for any form of anarchy or disharmony. They must be ready to accept defeat and congratulate the winner for the sake of peace and progressive future.

“In every election, there must be a winner and a looser, Nigeria can only have one president, therefore it is only one (1) candidate out of 17 candidates that will emerge as a winner, while others will have to take a bow and congratulate him,” he explained.

He said, his team would swing into action to start consultations and preparations on how to make the elections the best Nigeria ever had.

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