The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has asked the United Nations, UN, for its support to conduct a peaceful and credible election in 2019.

The chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu said this yesterday during a meeting with the United Nations Team led by the representative of the Secretary General, Needs Assessment Mission on the 2019 General Election, Sergi Kubwimana.

He said INEC needed support in aspects like technology, capacity building for staff, voter education and sensitisation and the electoral process as the 2019 election is fast approaching.

The commission also said UN support would be needed to also help political parties in electoral conflict mitigation, inclusiveness, especially of women, youth and persons with disabilities.

Mr. Kubwimana said the UN would look at “the overall context, political context, social economic context and human rights context.”


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