H.E. Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Gabon to lead the African Union (AU) Election Mission to the 2016 General Elections in Niger

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Niamey, 14 February 2016: Following the invitation by the Government of the Republic of Niger, the Chairperson of the AUC has decided to deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the 2016 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in that country. The mission will be led by His Excellency Jean Eyeghé Ndong, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Gabon.

H.E. Jean Eyeghé Ndong will be leading a team of forty (40) Short Term Observers (STO) drawn from the Pan-African Parliament, members of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union, African Election Management Bodies and African Civil Society Organisations.

H.E. Jean Eyeghé Ndong is expected to arrive in Niamey on February 16 2016. As part of his mission, he will meet among others, the different electoral candidates as well as stakeholders involved in the electoral process. He will additionally oversee the effective deployment of the AUOEM and observe the implementation of the Republic of Niger’s electoral law as well as other International Instruments governing elections.

H.E. Jean Eyeghé Ndong will present the preliminary conclusions of the AUEOM on Tuesday February 23 2016 at the Soluxe Hotel in Niamey, Niger.

For more information, please contact: Mr. Guy Cyrille Tapoko | Email: | Coordinator | Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit (DEAU) | DPA - AUC

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Mr. Michael Fikre | Email: | Tel: +227 89391751 | Directorate of Information and Communication | AUC