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US Vice President hopeful of credible Nigeria poll

2015-03-19 17:39
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Lagos -  United States Vice President, Joe Biden, expressed his country’s support to Nigeria in its quest to conduct credible polls.

According to a statement released by his office, Biden on Thursday spoke with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the presidential election, which is scheduled for March 28.

“The Vice President further expressed the United States’ support for the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission and its work to deliver free, fair, and credible elections, in part through its essential efforts to distribute Permanent Voter Cards and help ensure that electronic voter card readers are in place and fully operational,” the White House statement read.

Also read: US urges no delay in elections

Biden nonetheless expressed concern about the violence during some recent election-related events and reiterated the need for both candidates to make clear that such violence has no place in democratic elections.

He however commended President Jonathan and General Buhari for signing the Abuja Accord in mid-January as a show of their commitment to non-violence throughout the election process.
“Vice President Biden affirmed that the United States stands with the Nigerian people in support of credible and peaceful elections, and will continue to stand with the Nigerian people whatever the outcome,” his office stated.

– CAJ News

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