U.S calls for peaceful, free, transparent elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

The United States Government has through a statement by the Public Affairs Department of the U.S Mission to Nigeria declared her intentions to monitor the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa State.

Appealing for peace and a transparent election, US Government said the conduct of the upcoming bi-elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states was important not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent.

The Statement which was made available to newsmen in Abuja reads ;
“The United States supports the Nigerian democratic process itself.

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“We support a genuinely free, fair, transparent, and peaceful electoral process.

“We, and other democratic nations, will be paying close attention to actions of individuals who interfere in the democratic process or instigate violence against the civilian population before, during, or after the elections.”

News9naija reports that elections are scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 16 in both states.

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