Nigeria: Sirleaf-Johnson Arrives in Nigeria, to Visit Polls Stakeholders

Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari
6 February 2019

Abuja — Ahead of the February 16, 2019 general elections, head of the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, yesterday arrived Abuja in official capacity.

Former Chair of the ECOWAS, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) about 5pm, was received by the ECOWAS delegation led by Vice President, Mrs. Finda M. Koroma.

She is expected to visit Party stakeholders, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the new Inspector General of the Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, among others, today.

When newsmen demanded to ask her a few questions at the Presidential Lounge of the airport, Sirleaf-Johnson, a former Liberian President, said she had just arrived and would need to relax, read and consult before she could answer questions.

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner became the first female Head of State when she was elected President of Liberia in 2006 also became the first female Chairperson of ECOWAS when she was elected at the 49th ECOWAS Heads of State meeting in 2016 in Dakar, Senegal.

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