A former president of Ghana, Mr. John Kuffuor, on Monday led a delegation of international observers on a four-day visit to monitor Nigeria’s preparations for the April elections.
The ex-president flew into Nigeria on Monday and began a series of meetings with stakeholders in Abuja on Tuesday. He is leading an assessment team working with the International Republican Institute, according to a statement from the institute on Tuesday. It said the delegation would assess the pre-election preparations in the country.
The area of interest includes logistics and the overall environment for Nigeria to conduct free, fair and credible elections. The delegation, which also has IRI’s Vice-President, Dan Fisk, as a member, will also meet with government officials in the executive and legislative arms of government.
The team is also to hold discussions with the Independent National Electoral Commission and other stakeholders.
April polls: Kuffuor leads international observers