ABUJA – The ECOWAS Election Observation Mission, has said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) implemented some of its post 2011 general election recommendations.
Mr Okorodudu Eyesan, the Head, ECOWAS Democracy and Good Governance, told newsmen in Abuja after the mission’s closed-door meeting with INEC management that ECOWAS would continue to partner INEC towards peaceful elections.Eyesan said that ECOWAS would continue to work with INEC to ensure that Nigeria electoral process was successful.
“INEC worked closely on some of the recommendations we have put on the table.
“Prof. Attahiru Jega is highly respected by ECOWAS, he is one of our distinguished chairs of electoral bodies in the region.
“ So, we do believe that those implementations he has put into place will be very productive and helpful to the electoral processes,’’ Eyesan said.
Asked if the commission would monitor elections in the North-East, Eyesan said that the mission discussed the issue with INEC.
“Whatever INEC comes up with; we will get back to the Nigeria population,’’ he told newsmen.
Eyesan said the mission was satisfied with most of the explanations given by INEC during the closed-door meeting.
“ We discussed in camera and what we discussed is positive. Our discussions will support the electoral process,’’ he said.