Two-time failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has made headlines again, this time for serving as an international observer during the Nigerian presidential elections. However, her presence has raised suspicions among some conservative reporters who are questioning whether she had an ulterior motive.
Abrams was part of a 40-member delegation that was tasked with observing the elections in Africa. The delegation was organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). Despite being a former politician herself, Abrams claimed that her role was purely observational and that she had no intention of interfering in the election process.
However, shortly after the election results were announced, two parties – Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling party and Atiku Abubakar of the opposition – demanded a new election claiming that it was rigged. This has led some to question whether Abrams had any involvement in these claims.
Many are now asking whether Abrams' presence in Nigeria was part of a larger plan to interfere in foreign elections. They point to her history of promoting voter rights and her involvement in voter registration campaigns as evidence that she may have been trying to sway the election in favor of one party over another.
While there is no concrete evidence to support these claims, they do raise important questions about the role of international observers in foreign elections. Should they be allowed to participate if they have a political background? Is it possible for them to remain completely impartial?
Regardless of whether or not Abrams had an agenda during her time as an observer, it is clear that her presence has sparked controversy. As Nigeria grapples with allegations of election rigging and demands for a new vote, it remains to be seen what impact – if any – Abrams' involvement will have on future international observer missions.
Stacey Abrams just won Nigeria’s election! pic.twitter.com/g6khnm6mpv
— Dr. Jebra Faushay (@JebraFaushay) February 28, 2023