Following reports of electoral misconduct in some states, especially Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, in the April 11 elections, the United States (US), on Monday, called on aggrieved candidates and political parties to seek redress in the law court.
The US, which gave the charge in a statement made available by the embassy in Abuja, however congratulated the people of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a successful elections.
“The United States Embassy in Nigeria congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission for an electoral process on April 11, 2015 that generally went well across the country and built on the success of the March 28 polling process.
“We have seen the reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, and call on those dissatisfied to peacefully pursue their grievances in the judicial arena,” it said.
The country also commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the president-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.
“We regret any loss of life and destruction of property. We commend the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties, notably President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.” It said.
"They called Goodluck Jonathan, who gave you YouWIN and SURE-P, and PRESSID Scholarships clueless. So what do we call APC that gives you wheelbarrow? They said GEJ was tribalistic yet his NSA, CDS, IGP, CNS, CGP and minister of defense were from the North. So what do we say of President Muhammadu Buhari whose DG DSS is from his own hometown and whose Minister of Defense, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, NSA, IGP, CGP, CGI, CGP are all from his Northern Region? You see, no matter how far falsehood has travelled, it must eventually be overtaken by truth!"
-Reno Omokri(aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan)
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