Former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mrs. Charlotte Osei has been appointed as a Deputy Head of the ECOWAS pre-election mission to Nigeria.
She was appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Head of the mission is Mohammed N’fah Alie Conteh, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone and the group is expected to visit Nigeria from November 1, 2018, to November 15, 2018.
They will visit several cities across the country with the objective of meeting with all the stakeholders involved in the electoral process, including candidates, the media, and leaders of political parties, administrative and electoral authorities; and development partners in order to assess the state of preparedness of the upcoming polls.
In February 2019, Nigerians will vote for their next president, deciding who will lead Africa’s largest economy and most populous country into the next decade.
They will also elect the governors of 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, and all federal and state legislators.
The elections will pit the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) against the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and many smaller parties.