Ahead of next week’s general elections, the United States government has called for a free, fair and violent free elections in Nigeria.
In a statement issued by the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Thursday, the government warned that those who interfere in the electoral process or instigate violence will be brought to book.
US urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist external pressures and conduct credible polls. The government equally urged the Nigerian security agencies to create enabling environment for a peaceful elections.
See full statement:
The United States government supports a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful election that reflects the will of the Nigerian people. It is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission operates free from outside pressure and intimidation and in a totally objective manner. Nigerian security services must provide a safe and secure environment for the Nigerian people to exercise their rights. Those who interfere in the electoral process or incite violence must be held to account. The upcoming elections are an opportunity for Nigeria to solidify its place as a democratic leader in Africa.