2019 Elections: US Secretary Of State, Michael Pompeo, Backs El-Ruai Over ‘Body Bag Threat’ On Election Observers

The United States secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, has reacted to the alleged interference of International election observers in the upcoming Nigerian Election by the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai,

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In a statement released by the US state department, Michael Pompeo said the elections are Nigeria’s opportunity to solidify its place as the democratic leader in Africa.

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The Statement Reads In Parts:“The United States government supports a free, fair, transparent, and peaceful election that reflects the will of the Nigerian people.”
“It is critical that the Independent National Electoral Commission operates free from outside pressure and intimidation and in a totally objective manner.
“Nigerian security services must provide a safe and secure environment for the Nigerian people to exercise their rights. Those who interfere in the electoral process or incite violence must be held to account.
“The upcoming elections are an opportunity for Nigeria to solidify its place as a democratic leader in Africa.”

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