2019 Election: We Have No Preferred Presidential Candidate, Says US


*Expresses confidence in INEC’s ability to conduct credible poll

By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The United States on Thursday said it had no preferred candidate in next year’s presidential election, maintaining that Nigerians have absolute right to choose their leaders.

US also expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was capable of conducting a free, fair and credible election in 2019, going by the success of the previous election and the current efforts of the commission under the leadership of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu.

Visiting Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy, who stated this while hosting INEC Chairman at the residence of the US Ambassador in Abuja, said “We don’t care who wins but the process”, in response to a question on the interest of the US in 2019 elections.

He said…

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