EU election observation mission to Nigeria in 1999

    Woman with beaded necklaces in background
    Woman with beaded necklaces in background

    At the invitation of the Government of Nigeria, the European Union established a mission to observe the legislative elections there on 20 February 1999.

    The European Union observed the legislative elections held on 20 February 1999. The elections firmly anchored a new era of civilian rule and were widely considered a step forward for the country.

    The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.