– The United States of America has applauded Nigeria for the conduct of a peaceful 2019 Presidential Election
– It also applauded Nigerians for their patience
The United States of America in a latest report has applauded Nigeria for the peaceful conduct of her 2019 Presidential Election.
This was made public by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington.
The US envoy in his statement congratulated Nigerians for their patience and large turnout to exercise their franchise in the 2019 Presidential Election.
Ambassador Stuart Symington also applauded the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for the success achieved during the polls.
He disclosed that many election observer groups have reported that the 2019 Presidential Election was predominantly peaceful.
Below is an extract from the statement released by Ambassador Stuart Symington, it read,
“As noted by many observer groups in their preliminary reports, this election was predominantly peaceful, and it was proof of the Nigerian people’s resolute commitment to choose their leaders. The peaceful achievement of millions was shadowed by the violence of a few.”
The US however also reached out to the families of those who lost their lives during the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections as it asked all the Presidential candidates in the elections to honor the peace accord they signed in the run-up to the exercise.
A part of the statement released my Ambassador Stuart read, “All should convince those who support them to refrain from using force or violence to interfere with INEC.
“No one should break the law by announcing results before INEC does, or break the peace by claiming victory before the results are final. Everyone has a common interest in showing patience as INEC collates and announces the election results.”