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Former EC chair Charlotte Osei gets ECOWAS appointment

By Mutala Yakubu
Charlotte Osei
Former EC chair Charlotte Osei gets ECOWAS appointment

Ghana's former Electoral Commission Chairperson Charlotte Osei has been appointed deputy head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) pre-election mission to Nigeria ahead of the country’s 2019 polls.

The mission is  led by Mohammed N’fah Alie Conteh, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone and will stay in Nigeria between 1st and 15 November.

The aim of this fact-finding mission is to meet with all the stakeholders involve in the electoral process, including candidates, Media, leaders of political parties, administrative and electoral authorities, and development partners in order to assess the state of preparedness of the upcoming polls.

The Mission are also expected to visit some key cities outside of the capital city Abuja.

Nigeria which is the biggest economy in West Africa goes to the polls on February 16, 2019.

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Political watchers say the polls is a straight contest between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the APC party and  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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