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African Union to deploy high ballot observers for Nigeria’s elections

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The African Union Fee introduced Tuesday that it will likely be sending a 90-strong observer mission to Nigeria for this month’s elections.

Africa’s most populous nation goes to the polls on February 25 however has been plunged into disaster within the runup to the vote with dire shortages of money and gasoline.

The African Union Election Remark Mission (AUEOM) is being headed by former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, who helped dealer a deal to finish two years of warfare in northern Ethiopia and is mediating within the battle within the japanese Democratic Republic of Congo.

The AU mentioned the aims of the mission have been to offer an “correct and neutral evaluation” of the electoral course of, provide suggestions for any enchancment in future polls, and reveal AU assist “in direction of consolidation of democracy, peace, stability, and improvement in Nigeria”.

Almost 100 million folks will vote to decide on the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari, who steps down after two phrases as Nigeria struggles with widespread insecurity and financial malaise.