The United Kingdom says it will deploy more than 100 observers across 15 states for the elections in Nigeria.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said this while discussing the UK’s efforts to support free, fair and credible elections in the country.

Laing said the UK respected Nigeria’s sovereignty and would help it to strengthen its democracy.

On efforts to foster to contribute its quota to the strengthening of the democratic process in Nigeria, Laing added, “The process is what matters to us. This is why we will be deploying over 100 observers covering 15 states to support observer missions from the European Union, United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria and other local observers.

The presidential and National Assembly elections have been slated for February 16, 2019.