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Polls: Johnson-Sirleaf expresess satisfaction, to give ECOWAS preliminary report today


The head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Election Observation Mission to the 2019 general election in Nigeria, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election and praised the patience of Nigerians during Saturday’s general elections.

The former President of Liberia and her delegation visited several polling centers in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja to observe the general elections, a statement issued on Sunday by the Media officer of the ECOWAS commission, Jonathan Brahart, said.

While speaking to members of the press during her visit to polling centers in Maitama, Durnmi, Wuse zone four, Zone six and in Mabushi areas of the Federal Capital Territory, Sirleaf stated that she was impressed with the patience of the electorate and pleased with the level of organization witnessed in most polling centers.

Madam Sirleaf also visited the Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis center as part of her observation mission where she was aquatinted with the structure of the center and its role in aiding democracy and development in Nigeria.

The head of the ECOWAS Observation Mission was accompanied by the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria and to the ECOWAS, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh, the former Liberian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marjon Kamara and the ECOWAS Commission’s Director for Political Affairs, Dr. Remi Ajibewa while monitoring the elections.

The ECOWAS Observation Mission is expected to make a preliminary declaration on the general elections on Sunday 24th February 2019, after carefully analyzing feedback from its election monitors in all six geo-political zones of the country.


Innocent Odoh, Abuja

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