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ECOWAS Deploys 200 Election Observers Ahead Of 2019 Presidential Election

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Economic Community of West African States has deployed 200 election observers across the six geopolitical zones of the country ahead of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections .

This was made known at a briefing by the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja .

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs , Peace and Security , Gen . Francis Behanzin, noted that a pre -election fact – finding mission had been to Nigeria in November 2018 ahead of the elections .

Behanzin explained that the fact – finding mission included high- level representatives of the ECOWAS Commission who met with relevant stakeholders in the electoral process and urged them to support peaceful and credible elections .

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