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ECOWAS Deploys 200 Election Observers Ahead Of 2019 Presidential Election



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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