The United Nations (UN) has offered to assist Nigeria in its efforts to reform its electoral process.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently proposed to open up dialogue on the country’s electoral process to seek means of tackling some challenges that arose in this year’s general polls.
Announcing UN interest in assisting the country, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa, also decried the number of political parties in the country.
Chambas spoke yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, in an audience with the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led INEC management at the commission’s headquarters.
The special representative noted that the planned dialogue is a step in the right direction, adding that a stable Nigeria is best for the region and the African continent. Read more