Elections in Nigeria declared free and fair by international observers

International observers of the presidential election in Nigeria have declared it free and fair.

Daouda Toure

Riots broke out in the north of the country following the election of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

He called for an end to the violence. As did Jonathan’s opponent Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the north and said the violence was unwarranted and criminal.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Daouda Toure points out that African observers participated in the monitoring of the elections.

“We are talking of huge numbers, two African groups of monitors in the African Union and the ECOWAS, which is the West African economic grouping, all of them, without exception, have declared that these elections have been free and fair and therefore credible election.”

Duration: 19″ 

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