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Opposition disagrees with Federal Government over EU poll observers’ condemnation

Written by on July 3, 2023

Standard bearers of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar and his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi, have lambasted the Presidency for rejecting the European Union final report on the February 25 presidential election.

The election outcome has been disputed by the PDP and the LP who are in court to challenge the result.

But the Presidency in a statement refuted claims by the EU that the election which produced President Bola Tinubu was flawed, describing the report by the EU observers as a poorly done desk job.

The Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission, Barry Andrews, had in a press briefing noted that the election exposed enduring systemic weaknesses and therefore signal a need for further legal and operational reforms.

He says the shortcomings in the law and electoral administration hindered the conduct of well-run and inclusive elections and damaged trust in the Independent National Electoral Commission.


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