Election Palaver: We’re closely monitoring events in Nigeria — US

Posted by Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja | 13 March 2019 | 1,862 times

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The United States of America (USA), yesterday, said it is actively involved with political happenings in the country, particularly regarding the 2019 elections.

The US Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, in a telephonic press briefing with journalists across Africa, yesterday, recalled the efforts of the US Embassy in Abuja, under the headship of Ambassador Stuart Symington, and his team, to ensure peaceful polls in the country.

Nagy said in the pre-election period, in the election period and in the post-election period, they are providing phenomenal guidance to Washington on how the United States Government should and should not respond to the election-related matters.

“You probably remember I was there, previous to the election, meeting with a whole number of people and the electoral commissioner.

“So, just rest assured that the United States of America embassy and the Consulate in Lagos, are very, very actively involved and are doing just an absolutely superb job with the entire team there to monitor the events, to report only events and to provide guides on how Washington should react to whatever the events there are, with statements, with telephone calls.

“As you know, our secretary did make a telephone call,” Nagy said.

Prior to the presidential and National Assembly election, the United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, was reported to have placed a call across to the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for a free, fair and credible election in the country.

Nagy added that like other African countries such as South Africa and Angola, the US is very involved with happenings in the country.

Sourced from a Daily Sun report

Source: News Express

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