Saturday, January 19, 2019

U.S: We Will Arrest And Jail Any Nigerian Who Try To Rig 2019 Election

U.S Chairman on Foreign Affairs Chris Smith has called on The Trump Administration To monitor The 2019 election Process in Nigeria and deal with Anyone that will try To disrupt The process.

He acknowledged Nigeria as having the largest democracy and economy in africa and also show concern on the issue surrounding president Buhari’s attitude towards the opposition and the freezing of Peter Obi’s account. 

He said: “I am very concerned by the current trajectory in Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy and economy, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s apparent crackdown on non-violent protests and harassment of opposition leaders, such as freezing the assets of opposition vice presidential candidate Peter Obi and the raiding of the home of two sons of opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar.

“I call upon the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that elections will be free and fair, and for the Commission to remain impartial.

“I further call upon President Buhari to use his authority to end the violence perpetrated by Fulani extremists, particularly in the Middle Belt region.

“I also urge the Trump Administration to monitor the evolving situation closely, and not to hesitate to use its sanctioning authority to hold accountable any officials who subvert the electoral process or foment violence against citizens.”

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