United States Expresses Concern Over Electoral Violence



The United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria has communicated its concern over reports of violence, including the potential targeting of electoral officials, and gross deviation from the norm during re-run elections in Rivers State.

A statement made available to The Republican News by the embassy’s Public Affairs section read in part: ‘We condemn the use of violence and disruptions of the democratic process. We call upon the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties to urge their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process. We call on those dissatisfied to pursue a resolution of their grievances peacefully in accordance with the rule of law’.

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