2019 ELECTION WOULD DECIDE NIGERIA’S FUTURE- US GOVT

THE forthcoming elections will define the future of the country, United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington has said.

Symington urged stakeholders to promote credible and peaceful elections and that all institutions of government must do what is right.

He addressed reporters yesterday after meeting with Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

The envoy said: “All of the institutions of government must do what is right. Election is not a matter of life and death. It is a matter of defining the future of Nigeria.  There must be free, fair and credible elections.”

According to him, the idea of a free people with the ability to make free decisions remains the most important idea in the world.

Symington said: “I am quite confident that on Election Day, the sons and daughters of the powerful will not be out there causing violence.”

He urged the people to have the courage to reject any call for them to be engaged in violence during the elections.

On the campaigns, he urged the electorate to always ask their political leaders to outline ways through which they will actualise their promises.

He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Party (APC) and the former Vice President Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) believe in the votes of the people making a difference during the polls.

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