US Government Congratulates Nigeria On Successful Polls


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by Veronica Abang

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has congratulated Nigerians and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the success of the April 11 governorship and State Assembly elections.

In a statement published on its website and shared via Twitter on Monday The US Embassy urged those aggrieved with the conduct of the elections which “generally went well” to seek redress through peaceful means.

The statement read, “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 pursue their grievances peacefully in the judicial arena.

“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.”

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