Elections 2019: Go out and vote - US, Canada urge Nigerians

Elections 2019: Go out and vote - US, Canada urge Nigerians

- The United States of America and Canada have both urged Nigerians to go out and vote

- The two countries advised Nigerians to ensure the February 23 election is peaceful and fair

- The United States government has also called on all the candidates in the election to accept the results

The US President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy adviser, Ambassador John Bolton, has urged Nigerians to ensure that the Saturday, February 23 elections in the country are peaceful.

Bolton said this in a tweet by the U.S. Embassy in its twitter account @USEmbassyAbuja accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.

The National Security Adviser of the United States also called on all the candidates in the election to accept the results.

“To all Nigerians working to ensure elections on Saturday are peaceful, free, fair, and credible, we wish you success.

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“We urge every voter to participate and every candidate to peacefully accept the election results,” Bolton said.

In the same vein, Canadian High Commission in Nigeria also advised all Nigerians to go out on Saturday and vote.

The High Commission in its twitter account @CanHCNigeria, said Nigerians would decide their future through free, fair and credible polls.

“Remember! We encourage all Nigerians to exercise their democratic rights to go out and vote tomorrow.

“You will decide Nigeria’s future and deserve a free, fair, credible and peaceful chance to do it. Time don reach make una put una vote where una mouth dey!

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“Dear all joking aside, we hope all you tweets also get out to vote when the time comes. Urge your followers to do the same,” the mission said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the United Kingdom urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to act as an impartial umpire in the general elections which will commence on Saturday February 23 with the presidential and National Assembly elections.

The British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, in a broadcast aired on Friday, February 22, on the verified Twitter handle of the British High Commission in Nigeria, @UKinNigeria, asked Nigerians not to be discouraged to vote again due to the postponement of the elections.

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