The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has welcomed the United States of America, USA’s call for a free and fair election and non-violence in the general elections next month.
In a statement signed by Mallam Garba Shehu, Director, Media and Publicity, of APCPCO, the Campaign said it fully identifies with Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeal to political parties to ensure free and fair and non-violent polls.
According to Shehu, all responsible politicians should support the objectives of free, fair and non-violent polls as advocated by the US government.
Shehu appealed to the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to show commitment to free and fair elections and non-violence.
He urged other members of the international community to show active interest in the attitude of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administration to these issues of non-violence and free and fair elections.
He explained that the US and other members of the international community should not leave the Jonathan administration to its devices or whims and caprices, adding that the government must be held to these commitments to avoid any wrong doing during the elections.On the US threat to deny visa to politicians that engage in electoral violence and malpractices, APCPCO endorsed the measure to serve as deterrence and give credibility to Nigeria’s democracy and electoral system.