Former INEC Chairman Jega Sends Important Message to Zimbabwe as He leads Election Observer Team

Aug 18, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Former INEC Chairman, Professor Atttahiru Jega, has accepted an offer to lead election observers to Zimbabwe
  • This is contained in a statement issued by the Director of the Democracy Programme at the Carter Centre, David Carroll
  • Jega said it is an honour to lead the observer team while urging the political parties to show commitment to democracy

FCT, Abuja – A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Atttahiru Jega, will lead an international election observation mission to Zimbabwe for the forthcoming election.

The Director of the Democracy Programme at the Carter Centre, David Carroll, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday, August 17, The Punch reported.

Atttahiru Jega leads election observer team to Zimbabwe
Atttahiru Jega leads election observer team to Zimbabwe
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Jega accepts offer to lead election observer team to Zimbabwe

Carroll disclosed that Jega has accepted the offer to lead the observation team to Zimbabwe.

Jega said:

“It’s an honour to lead the centre’s mission to observe Zimbabwe’s August 23 harmonised elections. I urge all Zimbabweans, including political party members, candidates and voters, to show their commitment to democracy and peaceful elections.”

According to the statement, the core team of 8 international experts and two national experts is based in Harare, the Zimbabwe capital.

While 15 long-term observers arrived and were deployed throughout Zimbabwe in the first week of August.

Short-term observers will arrive on August 18 and be deployed around the country to observe polling, counting, and tabulation on election day.

Former INEC chairman Jega reveals biggest danger to 2023 election

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has dropped his two cents regarding the 2023 general election.

Jega identified politicians and voters as the biggest threats to the success of the February 25 and March 11 general elections.

FG rejects EU mission’s report on 2023 elections, gives reason

The federal government rejected the final report of the European Union (EU) election observation mission in Nigeria on the 2023 polls.

This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday, July 2, by Dele Alake, special adviser to the president on special duties, communications and strategy.

Source: Legit.ng



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