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Gov. Lalong, Oshiomhole with the EU Delegation.

Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong on Tuesday 18th October 2022 recieved a European Union Delegation at the Tinubu Campaign Headquarters in Abuja.

The EU Delegation led by Naret Hricka were at the APC PCC as part of their engagements with political parties and stakeholders preparatory to the deployment of an election observer mission for the 2023 General elections.

Hricka told Governor Lalong that the EU Election Observer Mission is primarily going to be in the country to observe the conduct of the elections without any form of interference. 

She assured the DG that the team will operate according to the guidelines of INEC and laws of Nigeria in the spirit of partnership for sustaining democracy in the country and globally.

While receiving the team, DG APC Presidential Campaign Council and  Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong said the APC as a party was open to receiving and working with all foreign and domestic observers who are considered as key partners in Nigeria's democratic journey. 

He said the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a democrat who plays by the rules and believes that politics is about the people whose will and choices must be respected. 

He said together with his running mate Senator Kashim Shettima, the APC Presidential Candidate Bola Tinubu has continued to reach out to the electorate across the nation with the message of hope and restoration, while shunning every act and utterance that negates the fundamental principles of democracy. 

He told the team that the APC led administration under President Muhammadu Buhari has assured time and again that elections will be free, fair and credible as part of its legacy to deepening democracy and building confidence among the people.

The DG highlighted the passage of the Electoral Act and its signing by President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the key actions that validates his commitment to ensuring democratic growth and good governance. 

Lalong also told the team that the APC has consistently abided by the outcome of elections even when it loses to other parties.

The DG received the EU Delegation in company of the DD Operations Adams Osiohmole, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu- Director, Stakeholders and Hon. Uju Chinenye, Hon Abiodun Faleke, PCC Secretary and Hon Yakubu Dati, Chief of Staff to the DG.

The European Union Delegation was led by Naret Hricka, Media expert, Hannah Roberts, Political and Electronics Experts, Frederik Sohumann, Wette Bakken and Osaro Odemwingie.


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