Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the European Union has pledged to support credible polls in Nigeria.
Speaking during a visit to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Government House in Benin City the European union Ambassador to Nigeria Samuela Isopi said Nigeria’s progress is of importance as its partner and continental neighbor and also tries to use the opportunity of the visit to engage with political actors to discuss issues relating to elections.
According to her, the Union has supported the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other stakeholders by providing technical assistance as well as expertise.
The envoy noted that Europe just like Nigeria are interested in free, fair and credible elections in Africa’s most populous nation.
Describing Europe as Nigeria’s main neighbour, the EU Ambassador stated that they expect to have a strong, democratic Nigeria and that is why they have supported Nigeria’s democracy and will continue to do so.
On his part, Obaseki commended the EU for its partnership with Nigeria and sub-nationals like Edo State, even beyond politics. CHANNELS