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Electoral Reform: Int’l Observers Urge Implementation Of Recommendations To Check Fraud

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Two election observer groups have called on the Federal Government to fully implement the recommendations of the Mohammed Uwais and Ken Nnamani led political reform committees to check electoral fraud.

The International Republican Institute, IRI and the National Democratic Institute, NDI made the call in Abuja in their preliminary report on the March 9 Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.

The Senior Associate and Regional Director NDI Chris Fomunyoh at a news conference said the call became imperative in order to create appropriate institutions to assist in elections.

Earlier the African Regional Director, IRI John Tomaszeski said that the organisations monitored the elections and noticed that it was marred by irregularities, instances of intimation, vote buying and violence. He added that the delegation was also informed of the loss of lives as result election-day violence.