Nigeria elections 2015: arrival statement by Commonwealth Observer Group Commonwealth election observers deployed to Nigeria on 21 March 2015 to observe the Presidential and National Assembly Elections scheduled for 28 March.
20 March 2015 - Commonwealth election observers are set to redeploy to Nigeria ahead of Presidential and National Assembly Elections, to be held on 28 March 2015. The Commonwealth Observer Group is led by Dr Bakili Muluzi, former President of Malawi.
The Rt. Hon. Justice Dr. Patrick Matibini, SC, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia has urged Zambians to listen to and respect the diverse voices and viewpoints of various people in the communities including those of the children. He was speaking during the launch of the 1.5 Kilometre long painting themed the ‘Journey in History’ at the Parliament Buildings.
The Commonwealth Day celebrations held on 9th March 2015 were celebrated at the Parliament Buildings with an Open Forum which allowed young people to discuss the establishment of a Youth Parliament in Zambia. The Speaker of the National Assembly, the Rt. Hon. Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP officially opened the ceremony and in his remarks told the youth that he was delighted that young people from all over the country came together with the view of creating a forum through which the youths could meaningfully contribute towards fostering democracy and development.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia the Rt. Honourable Justice Dr Patrick Matibini, SC, MP says “Constituency Offices are meant to take Parliament closer to the people”. Dr Matibini said this when the Ambassador of the French Republic to Zambia, Mr Emmanuel Cohet, paid him a courtesy call at the Parliament Buildings yesterday.