Presidency reacts to EU’s report on the 2019 elections
The presidency has reacted to reports by the European Union (EU) Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) on the 2019 elections which calls for a reform on the electoral process of the nation
The EU chief observer, Maria Arena and her Deputy, Hannah Roberts, at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday presented the EU EOM final reports on the 2019 elections.
In it’s it’s reaction to the reports the presidency said that President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted the reports on the 2019 elections, adding that it’s recommendation would be implemented in the next election.
The reactions of the presidency was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads “The administration of President Buhari will work with all Nigerian citizens, state institutions, parties, civil society and other experts to make sure that the improvement recommended by the EU, and these areas of concern are addressed.
“It is noteworthy that INEC is in receipt of a number of recommendations that form a part of the EU reports.
“The presidency assures that the commission is in safe hands and happy that they are currently engaged in root and branch review of the 2019 general elections and will input lessons learned into it’s recommendations for electoral and constitutional reforms.
“We believe that the commission conducted good elections and will continue to improve on it’s processes and procedures.
“While it regretted that elections in a few part of the country witnessed some violence among other short coming highlighted by the EU, we note however that none of this hitches affected the overall conduct of the election”.
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