The United States of America has called for a peaceful election in Nigeria, stressing that the Nigerian elections matter to the world.
In a 58 minutes video by Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of States; Samantha Power, USAID Administrator and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, sent to Daily Trust on Wednesday by the U.S. Mission Nigeria, the U.S. vowed to continue supporting Nigeria’s democracy.
“…And during this election, you, the people of Nigeria have a chance to make your voices heard, to choose your future,” said Blinken, adding that: “Your vote matters. This election matters – not only to Nigerians but the rest of the world”.
They reiterated that the U.S. does not support any individual candidate for office but strongly supports a peaceful election that reflects the will of the people of Nigeria, adding that free and fair elections in Nigeria, help create a freer and fairer world for everyone.
“We are investing in your success. Our shared democratic futures depend on it”, said Greenfield.
They urged Nigerians to go out and vote for their preferred candidates.
Nigeria’s 2023 general elections are slated for February 25 and March 11, 2023.
The United Kingdom had on Tuesday said it was prepared to sanction whoever is planning to subvert democratic processes in Nigeria.