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US Expresses Disappointment over Election Postponement

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The United States of America has expressed disappointed by the decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election by six weeks.

This was contained in a statement issued by US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry.

He noted that Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable.

“It is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process.

“The international community will be watching closely as the Nigerian government prepares for elections on the newly scheduled dates.

“The United States underscores the importance of ensuring that there are no further delays.

“As I reaffirmed when I visited Lagos last month, we support a free, transparent, and credible electoral process in Nigeria and renew our calls on all candidates, their supporters, and Nigerian citizens to maintain calm and reject election-related violence.”


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