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Nigeria: ECOWAS observer mission notes polling irregularities

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As Nigerians anxiously await the end result of the tightly contested presidential elections, the top of the ECOWAS Remark Mission says the voting course of was marred by irregularities.

“The late begin of voting past the 8:30 a.m. opening time because of the late arrival of polling officers, voting supplies, and in some instances, the supply of incorrect supplies at polling stations throughout the nation,” mentioned the top of the mission, Ernest Bai Koroma, have been a few of the points famous by observers within the subject.

Consequently, folks continued casting ballots on Sunday regardless that the final election, which included selecting a brand new nationwide legislature, ought to have ended on Saturday.

The previous president of Sierra Leone added, nonetheless, that main political events did have representatives at most polling stations.

“The All Folks’s Congress, the All Progressive Occasion, the APC, the Folks’s Democratic Occasion, the Labour Occasion, and the New Nigeria Folks’s Occasion have been current in many of the polling stations as a visual absence of many of the different celebration brokers in the remainder of these stations,” he mentioned.

Issues have been raised by a few of the presidential candidates, by means of their supporters and events, about irregularities throughout the vote.

However whereas noting points reported by observers within the subject, Koroma urged candidates to respect the end result of the polls.

It may days earlier than Nigeria’s election fee declares a winner.