As early-bird voters were making way with their blankets in the night to go and stake out their places at the head of voting queues on Saturday, its Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dropped a bomb.
“As we have done in past three pre-election statements issued between July and December 2018, we urge INEC to ensure transparency and better communicate electoral processes, to build trust of Nigerians.
However, the Commonwealth Observer Mission in its report on April 18 said INEC managed to hold a “reasonable election” on the rescheduled date.
“Government remains committed to implementing political, electoral and legislative reforms aimed at deepening the country's democratic processes as well as the ease of doing business,” the ministry said.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has accredited 144 observer groups that will monitor the conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the country.
A statement by the spokesperson for Obiageli Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organisation, Ozioma Ubabukoh, added: “I wish to state that over the past three months, I have been in private, but extended talks with other candidates to birth a coali...