Kenyan Governor delegated to oversee elections in Nigeria

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As Nigeria’s national polls nears with only two days remaining for the millions of Nigerian electorates to vote in their new leaders, Kitui Governor Charity Kaluki Ngilu has landed on the country’s capital, Abuja on national election observer mission.The Kenyan female governor is among the African delegated team that has been tasked to oversee the electioneering process to ascertain the exercise is conducted fairly, freely, democratically and transparently.

Hours later after the plane she was on board landed at Abuja , Ngilu proceeded to the country’s headquarters for a briefing session that was headed by the retired Botswana president Festus Mogae.The expected polls shall cover all the elective positions ranging from the parliamentarians, regional administrators (Governors) and the head of state.The incumbent executive head Muhammed Buhari is also eyeing to retain his seat in what seems to be hot presidential contest that has attracted several competitors.

Other African delegates in Nigeria on the same election observer mission under the sppnsorship of National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute are the former Vice President of Gambia Fatoumata Tambanjang, Cameroon’s Barrister Terrence Njueh, Dr. Carl Le Van of USA, Ambassador Derrick Mitchell among other key statesmen from across the globe.

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After peaceful completion of the polling exercise, the delegated team thereafter shall be expected to push for the replication of the same in their designated states in their future elections and at the same time note the power transition failures that call for correction to avoid such pitfalls in forthcoming polls.

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