United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, called on Nigerians to give themselves credible elections in 2019 by avoiding acrimony and standing against electoral malpractices.
Symington made the call at the Peace and Security Network Quarterly Roundtable with the theme, “Towards 2019 Elections in Nigeria: Securitization of the Electoral Process and the Prevention of Violence’’.
He said that because there would be no election anywhere in the world in February, 2019, the attention of the entire globe would be on Nigeria and its citizens to provide credible polls.
According to him, only one thing will make the difference in 2019 and that is the ties that bind the people of Nigeria.
On his part, Country Director, Mercy Corps, Darius Radcliffe, said that the corps was working on integrating all its programming to address electoral violence. He said that the corps had partnered Nigeria toward achieving such goals.