Representatives of European Union Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, Mrs Cicilia Keaveney and Mr Matthias Van Lohuizen, have visited Alimosho Local Government for pre-election familiarisation.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Alimosho LG Chairman, Kunle Jamiu Ayinde.
According to the statement, the European Union observers were received by the Vice Chairman of Alimosho LGA, Hon. Francis Adebisi, the Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Dare Ogunkoya, and Chairman’s media aide.
The team was said to have discussed the preparations for the 2019 general election in Alimosho.
The council vice chairman was quoted to have commended the European Union for their recommendation on election procedures after 2015 election.
“It has been agreed that voting should be (immediately) after accreditation rather than what we had in 2015 where voters went back home after accreditation,” Adebisi was quoted as saying.
Also, the council scribe, Hon. Ogunkoya was quoted to have used the opportunity to lament the marginalisation of Alimosho in the sharing of federal constituencies.
“Alimosho has only one representative at the House of Representatives even though Surulere and Mushin that have less population have two representatives each. There is a need for review.”
On election sensitisation in Alimosho, the chairman’s media aide said, “The local government uses radio jingles, social media post, road shows among others to inform the people on election participation vis a vis collection of voters card, voting and monitoring of voting process”.