EU Chief Observer monitors governorship, legislative election in Suleja



By Mustapha Yauri
: The Chief Observer, Ms Maria Arena, says her team is the Governorship and of Assembly election in Suleja, Niger State.
Arena told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that observation mission has been in Nigeria for a long time and the mission has deployed over 60 people around the country to observe the elections.
She said it was very early for the mission to comment on the entire election process in the country, adding that the mission will get updates from team members across the nation.
“We need to have more information about how Nigerians have had the possibility to after that we will make the appreciation of the whole process not just one day,’’ Arena said.
She explained that the mission would observe the entire process from votes casting to collation of results, stressing that they will submit their recommendation to government on Monday by 2 p.m at Transcorp Hilton .
NAN also reports that the election is proceeding peacefully but marred by low voter turnout.
A NAN correspondent covering the poll also observed that few women exercised their civic in some wards in Suleja and Tafa Local Government Areas of the state unlike their massive turnout during the Feb 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Hajiya Hauwa Sadauki, the Assistant Woman , All Progressives Congress (APC), Suleja Local Government Area, said the party made adequate sensitisation and mobilisation for the election, but expressed surprise that most polling units are scanty.
“As a you are aware, Suleja is a multi-ethnic town; some individuals who had the Permanent Voter Cards here feel that Niger is not their state and decide not to during this election,’’ she said. (NAN)