The US ambassador to Nigeria has mentioned the 25 February elections “failed to fulfill Nigerians’ expectations”.
In an announcement, Mary Leonard urged the electoral fee to deal with the hitches it skilled earlier than the governorship polls on 11 March.
“It’s clear that the electoral course of as a complete on 25 February failed to fulfill Nigerians’ expectations,” the US ambassador mentioned.
“We thus reiterate our name on Inec [Independent National Electoral Commission] to promptly tackle the challenges that may be resolved forward of the 11 March gubernatorial elections,” Ms Leonard mentioned.
The envoy urged Inec to be extra clear because it makes reforms on the elections techniques.
She recommended the presidential ballot losers, opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion’s (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of Labour Occasion, for pledging to go to court docket to problem the end result of the vote.
Inec has mentioned it can deploy its voter identification system for the 11 March elections and pledged to punish its officers discovered to have compromised the presidential election.
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