The United States Government, US has praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security personnel, their efficiency in the just concluded Edo governorship election.
The US government made this known in a statement issued by the US Mission in Abuja on Wednesday.
However, it expressed concern over reports of vote-buying, some violence and intimidation of voters and civil society domestic observers during the election.
The US Government has praised the INEC and security personnel, their efficiency in the just concluded Edo governorship election.
It also recognized the role played by Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in promoting peace.
The statement reads “We thank the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian security services on the positive role they played in the election and commend their work in strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.”
“The United States remains concerned with reports of some violence that did emerge during the election and by reports of vote-buying and intimidation of both voters and civil society domestic observers.”
“We will continue to encourage all stakeholders including INEC, political parties, and the security services, to improve the electoral process in the upcoming Ondo State governorship election,” it continued.