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Nigeria’s elections eroded public trust in voting, EU observers say

Nigeria’s elections eroded public trust in voting, EU observers say

NIGERIA'S elections early this year were marred by problems that reduced public trust in electoral processes, European Union observers said in a final report, urging reforms to enhance transparency and accountability. President Bola Tinubu won the disputed February vote, whose result is being challenged in court by his two main rivals. The EU mission said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should improve in six priority areas, including removing ambiguities in electoral law, ensuring the real-time publication of and access to election results and clamping down on electoral offences. "Shortcomings in law and electoral administration hindered the conduct of well-run and inclusive elections and…
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EU observers say 21 killed in Nigeria election violence

EU observers say 21 killed in Nigeria election violence

EUROPEAN Union election observers said on Monday at least 21 people were killed during Nigeria's regional elections, which were marked by intimidation, violence and a low turnout. Nigerians voted for state governors in 28 of 36 states on Saturday. Results were still expected from several states on Monday, including northeastern Adamawa, a conservative and Muslim state, which could elect its first female governor. Barry Andrews, European Union Observer Mission Nigeria chief observer told a news conference that Lagos, which re-elected the ruling party's governor, was among several southern and central states that witnessed poll-related violence. "Polling on election day was again disrupted…
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