A delegation of election observers from the European Union has arrived in Nigeria ahead of the general election that will begin in less than 18 days.  

At least 40 of them are in Nigeria. 

Some of them are in Oyo State already and the leader of the EU Observers in charge of Oyo and Osun states, Mr David Dahmen, addressed reporters on Tuesday in Ibadan, the capital of the state.

They visited the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Oyo State, Mr Mutiu Agboke, to discuss the readiness of the electoral body ahead of the election. 

He told reporters that the team was on familiarisation tour.

Dahmen stated that the observers had been grouped into 20 teams to observe the forthcoming elections in all the states of the federation.

He said that Mr Mukalay Banze and himself, along with their Assistant, Mr Sony Odiongenyi, would be in charge of Oyo and Osun states.

The Observers would interact with some key stakeholders, INEC inclusive, in the course of their stay in Nigeria.

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”We have just been briefed by the Oyo REC on the preparations made by INEC in respect of the forthcoming elections.” Dahmen said.

Earlier, Agboke stated that the EU observers were on a familiarisation visit to the state headquarters of INEC.

”We have updated the team on our preparations and readiness to conduct free, fair and credible polls,” he added.

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