ECOWAS to deploy 250 observers for upcoming 2015 Nigeria’s election, Speaking when he led a delegation from the Commission on a visit to the APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Ouédraogo said that the commission will also deploy a long term observer mission to monitor the election,pointing out that the sub-region was interested in what goes on in Nigeria.
He said: “Your Excellency, as you are aware, the mandate of ECOWAS is to monitor and observer all general elections in our member states and for us, elections in Nigeria are special.
“They are of great importance for peace and stability to our region and this is the reason why the chairman of the authority together with all ECOWAS institutions are following very closely electoral process in Nigeria. We decided to request His Excellency, John Kuffour, the former president of Ghana to lead a fact finding mission to Nigeria, which he did.
“But we understand that the time he came, you were not around. But he met with the party chairman and he reported to the chairman of the authority and the chairman of the authority, His Excellency John Mahama had planned a visit to Nigeria but he was compelled to postponed the visit. But l can assure you he will certainly visit before the elections.
“On his behalf and on behalf of my delegation and my behalf, we want to thank you and express our gratitude to you on the efforts made to have peaceful elections in Nigeria.
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