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2023 elections: AU to send observer team

The African Union Commission on Tuesday announced that they will be sending a strong observer team comprising 90 members for Nigeria’s general election.

The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) is being headed by former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, who helped broker a deal to end two years of war in northern Ethiopia and is mediating in the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The AU said the objectives of the mission were to provide an “accurate and impartial assessment” of the electoral process, offer recommendations for any improvement in future polls and to demonstrate AU support “towards consolidation of democracy, peace, stability and development in Nigeria”.

Around 100 million people will vote to choose President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in Africa’s most populous nation on February 25.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas