The European Union observer team for the Nigeria’s presidential election on February 16 has said that the threat by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai will not stop the team from monitoring the poll.
The leader of the EU observer team to the Federal Capital Territory, Patrizia Agangi, said this when he visited the Guardian office, Abuja Bureau on Monday.
He says that El-Rufai’s statement does not affect the mandate of the observation mission as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) invited them.
Recalled that El-Rufai had threatened that foreigners who dabbled into the coming election might have themselves to blame because they would leave with body bag.
However, Agangi explained that the mandate of the EU EOM is to observe the whole electoral process from pre to post-elections. She said: “Our work goes on the same despite the threat by the Kaduna State governor. Our mandate is not affected by the statement because we are invited by INEC.