The United States urges Nigerians to conduct themselves peacefully during the forthcoming gubernatorial elections just as they did during the presidential election.
This was made known in a press release by the US Consulate, Lagos to congratulate Nigerians on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
The statement reads, “We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.
“We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities. We also congratulate all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process.
“We call on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week. Going forward, the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations.”