Group says Federal Government and INEC’s disregard of EU’s Report disheartening
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 4, 2023
The Transition Monitoring Group has described as disheartening, the dismissal of the European Union’s report on the 2023 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Federal Government.
The EU had, in its report presented on June 27, said the 2023 election exposed enduring systemic weaknesses and therefore signaled a need for further legal and operational reforms.
These it says would enhance transparency, inclusiveness and accountability in the electoral process.
However, the Federal Government rejected the report, describing the conclusions of the EU Electoral Observer Mission as jaundiced, that is skewed and biased.
In a statement yesterday Monday July 3, the Chairman of the TMG, Auwal Rafsanjani, says local observers and civil society groups working on election observation and democracy had also raised similar concerns about gaps in the electoral process in Nigeria.