US congratulates Nigeria on election, calls for calm

US congratulates Nigeria on election, calls for calm

Promise Eze

The United States has congratulated Nigeria on the election of Bola Tinubu, the ruling party presidential candidate, while urging calm amid accusations of voter fraud and technical glitches.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the competitive election represents a new period for Nigerian politics and democracy, acknowledging the discontent among some Nigerians over the validity of the results. One opposition figure has promised to dispute the outcome.

Tinubu won 8.8 million votes, while main opposition candidates Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi snagged 6.9 million and 6.1 million, respectively, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. Malfunctions, long delays, and slow results from new biometric voter identification technology have fueled accusations of fraud.

Price urged political leaders to register their concerns through established legal mechanisms and called on all parties to refrain from violence or inflammatory rhetoric.

“Nigerians are clearly within their rights to have such concerns and should have high expectations for their electoral process.

“We call on all parties to refrain from violence or inflammatory rhetoric at this critical time,” Price said.


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  • Ganiu Olakunle Allison , March 2, 2023 @ 1:14 pm

    Congrats is not easy in Africa like in Nigeria been elected as President
    Congrats again and more good achievements on your time now more blessing with Gods protection
    .love from APC aspirant in Diaspora Sir Gallow
    Londoners expect much more from Tinubu to l moose anti public fraud law and change Youths life since half are delinquents , more on Education and youths financial benefits monthly easy as it benefit all from Britain Housing benefits Child benefits Students loan or Free Education to all level as it was before and to allow us to Use our fire fathers traditional languages in schools while more in infrastructural facilities
    Congrats again but much is expected Sir

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