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Please resist pressure, intimidation, U.S. asks INEC

The united states has asked the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to resist external “pressure and intimidation” in the forthcoming general elections scheduled for February 16 and march 2.

The United States’ Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, during a press statement, aforesaid that the future elections in Federal Republic of Nigeria would be a chance for the country to solidify its democratic leadership in Africa.

Pompeo said: “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”.

The united states and also the international community have continued to concern credible and peaceful general elections in the country.


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