The International Republican Institute (IRI) deployed a mission to Nigeria to observe the country’s presidential and legislative elections held on February 23, 2019 after a one-week postponement.
IRI, in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), conducted a joint international observation mission to Nigeria for presidential and legislative elections. The 40-person mission, with members from 19 countries, was co-led by: former Vice President of The Gambia, H.E. Fatoumata Tambajang; NDI President, Ambassador Derek Mitchell; and IRI President, Dr. Daniel Twining. A preliminary statement was released by the mission on February 25 detailing the delegates’ findings and issuing recommendations to electoral stakeholders to improve elections in Nigeria. Below are pictures from election day.