The National Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Ms. Halima Ismail Ibrahim is among a Panel of AU Election Observation delegates currently in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The elections are scheduled to take place on the 23rd February. The mission is headed by former Ethiopian Prime Minister Mr. Haile Mariam Desalegn.
The AU Election Observation Mission comprises of several electoral bodies, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders.
The mission has been receiving updates from various stakeholders including the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, government officials and other election observer groups. The mission is scheduled to travel to different provinces and localities to observe the conduct of the elections.
After the elections the mission will release a preliminary report at a date and time to be announced.