Maria Arena, Chief Election Observation Mission European Union, EU
Maria Arena, Chief Election Observation Mission European Union, EU

The Chief Observer, European Union, EU, Election Observation Mission, Maria Arena, says Nigerians are happy to vote their next leaders at the Presidential and National Assembly general elections.

She said this while briefing newsmen after observing the election process at a polling unit in Abuja on Saturday.

Arena said that it was important to vote freely. She added that they have seen a lot of Nigerians who are happy to vote and given an opportunity to vote their leaders.

She commended the active involvement of women, based on the number she saw at the polling units, adding that it was important to have more women in the electoral process.

On her impression about the election process, she said that she could not give a personal opinion, as there was a long term observation
mission which would come up with a report on observations at the end of the process.

Arena said that the mission has 90 observers all over the country and that the mission has been collecting information on the election since January.