21 March 2019

Nigeria: Melaye Leads Int'l Rights Group Supplementary Election Observers

Ahead of the rescheduled Governoship and State House of Assembly supplementary elections slated for this weekend, the Nigerian CentralOffice of the International Human Rights Commission has nominated Senator Dino Melaye to lead the delegation of its observers.

In a letter addressed to the lawmaker and signed by the Commission's Diplomatic head to Nigeria and African Countries, Ambassador Friday Sani, said the delegation will observe elections in Rivers and Kano states.

The letter also stated that the International Human Rights Commission has also been accredited by Nigeria's Electoral umpire, adding that the delegation will at the end of the elections, submit reports of their observation.

"On behalf of the World Secretary General of the International Human Rights Commission, Sir Rafal Marcin Wasik, you have been nominated as the leader of the Commission's delegation to observe the upcoming scheduled supplementary polls especially in Rivers and Kano States," the letter addressed to Dino said.

It added that the delegation have been empowered to raise observation on practices that were inimical to the country's electoral laws and make it public.

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