Elections: Be Patient, Follow Democratic Process, British Envoy Urges Nigerians


Catriona Laingf, a British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to be patient and follow democratic process following the postponement of the general elections.  

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday morning postponed the Presidential and the national assembly elections. 

However, the British envoy, in a statement noted that “We recognise the frustrations of many Nigerians, including those involved in the delivery, supervision and observation of the election and those who travelled considerable distances to exercise their democratic right to vote.

“We urge the Nigerian people to be patient, support the democratic process and come out to vote next weekend in the rescheduled elections. We urge all political parties to exercise moderation and to preserve an atmosphere of peace and calm to allow elections to take place in a secure environment.

Laing added that the British High Commission remains a staunch supporter of Nigerian democracy and will continue to support the 2019 elections, including through redeploying our observer team to be present next weekend”.

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