2019: US pledges support for free, fair, transparent and credible elections
October 18, 2018
The United States of America (USA) says it will support peaceful electoral process and stand to provide whatever assistance in order to see free, fair, transparent and credible election in Nigeria in 2019.
Mr Phillip Franz, a political officer in the U.S. embassy in Nigeria, said this during a visit to Katsina State Government House on Wednesday in Katsina.
“We want to emphasise that the U.S. has no preferred candidate in forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in 2019; our candidate is the process; we very much respect the sovereignty of the country,” he said
Franz said that the USA was, however, interested in the electoral processes that would ensure credible elections.
He therefore assured the support of the USA to Nigeria in conducting free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.