Yenagoa - The United States government is interested in the December 5 governorship poll, the Consul-General, Mr. John Bray, has said.
Bray, who on Thursday visited Governor Seriake Dickson to discuss issues bordering on the election, said he came to inform the governor of US plan to send an observer mission to monitor the poll.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Daniel Iworiso-Markson quoted the consul-general as saying that he was also in the Government House to share ideas with Dickson on how to conduct a free, fair and credible election.
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He was accompanied by the Political and Economic Chief in the US Consulate in Lagos, Tom Hines and the Political Officer, Nick Austin.
Bray assured Nigerians that the mission would work with the government and its agencies to ensure a smooth democratic process.
He enjoined political leaders, parties and their candidates to play by the rules for an acceptable poll.
Dickson assured the international community of his administration’s commitment to ensure a peaceful election.
He said as part of his preparations for the poll, he was on a campaign and sensitisation tour of communities.