​​U​.​S​.​ congratulates Nigeria on Gubernatorial, State Assembly elections

The United States government has​ congratulated Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission on the conduct of the just concluded Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections across the country.
 
In a statement issued Monday, the U.S.​ said the election, which “generally went well”​,​ built on the success of the March 28 presidential election.
 
The election​,​ which held last Saturday across the 36 states​,​ witnessed pockets of violence in some areas, particularly in the South-south states where about six people were killed. 
 
“We have seen the reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, and call on those dissatisfied to pursue their grievances peacefully in the judicial arena,” the US said in the statement.  
 
“We regret any loss of life and destruction of property.​”
 
The US also commended the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties, notably President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process. 


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  • newnigerian1970

    Na wa for this oyibo people sef. If a voter was beheaded in Texas, some shot at in New York, Los Angeles and several voters in the mid west or deep south beaten and stopped from coming out of their homes, with a few ballot boxes stolen in Detroit and Maine, would the US govt say that the elections went well? Equality for Africans means that the same standards which apply in USA, UK and Europe are applied in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Our politicians should no longer be allowed to get away with murder – literally.

  • burning spear

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations.

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.

    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

    • Screw-em

      @ Deri aka Burning arrow…lol…..stop blaming the West for the ineptitude of your Otuoke dweep. The slapping and beating -literally- your “god” received from the electorate comes solely from their believe that Dumbo Jona was a monumental FAILURE, One would expect, given, the “transformation” agenda you crowed about and the false list of “achievements” you howled about during the electioneering period. The electorate would have crawled on their knees to ensure Dumbo won at all cost, but alas, the message sent by the landslide/earth shaking VICTORY of Sai Buhari ( a primary six certificate holder) and his team of reformers speaks volumes for what they think of the closet kleptomaniac aka “PhD” crab, that will now crawl back to the cesspool OBJ pull him out from. Goodbye and Good Riddance to bad RUBBISH!!!

    • Truthometer

      Lagos lagoon is free for you to jump into it. APC convincingly won! You hear that? Deal
      with it! If you are smart enough, which I doubt, this is the right time
      for you and your corrupt party, to start preparing for the next
      election. Try to be a strong opposition and offer your party again as a
      credible alternative to APC in the next election. Four years is just
      around the corner. Stop whining!!!

  • agbobu

    IT IS MISSION ACCOMPLISHED AND WE CAN NOW PUT IN ALL OUR EFFORTS, INTENTIONS, ABILITIES AND CAPABILITIES IN MOVING NIGERIA FORWARDS AND SANITIZING OUR POLITY, WHERE DECENCY, DECORUM, FINESSE, RULE OF LAW, ORDER AND GOOD GOVERNMENT WILL PREVAIL. WITH THIS NEW CLIMATE, THOSE WHO HAVE THE INTEREST OF NIGERIA WILL NOW COME FORWARD AND REDEEM OUR GREAT COUNTRY. WITH THE EXIT OF GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND HIS VERY INEPT, CLUELESS, VISION LESS, AND EXTREMELY VERY CORRUPT, VERY RECKLESS AND I DO NOT NOT CARE TYPE OF ATTITUDE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARRIVAL OF BUHARI OUR GREAT COUNTRY NIGERIA WILL NOW CLAIM OUR RIGHTFUL POSITION IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. IT WAS A SHAME THAT GOODLUCK JONATHAN NOT ONLY INSTITUTIONALISED VERY OBSCENE AND VERY RECKLESS CORRUPTION AND IMPUNITY BUT MADE IT A NORM AND A WAY OF LIFE IN PRESENT DAY NIGERIA. GOODLUCK JONATHAN SAW HIMSELF AS THE PRESIDENT OF A VERY FEW BUT VERY SELFISH SELF CENTRED AND VERY SHAMELESS VERY FEW IJAW PERSONS, CHARLATANS AND DISGRACEFUL PRAISE SINGERS AND HE DID NOT SEE HIMSELF AS THE PRESIDENT OF ALL NIGERIANS. HISTORY, POSTERITY AND THE CHILDREN YET UNBORN WILL NEVER EVER FORGIVE OR FORGET GOODLUCK JONATHAN FOR THE VERY TERRIBLE HARM HE DID TO NIGERIA. IN DELTA STATE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF OKOWA WE ARE EXP[ECTING THE THE ERA OF LOOTING AND STEALING THAT CHARACTERISED THE OUT GOING REGIME OF EMMANUEL UDUAGAHN AND THE JAMES IBORI REGIME BEFORE THAT, WILL NOE BE A THING OF THE PAST. THE PEOPLE OF ANIOMA EXTRACTION NOT ONLY DESERVE THE IN COMING OKOWA REGIME BUT WE HAVE PATIENTLY WAITED FOR IT AND WE HAVE BEHAVED IN A VERY DECENT AND VERY HONOURABLE MANNER DURING THIS WAITING PERIOD. ALL OUR PRAYER WILL NOW BE THAT OKOWA WILL GOVERN IN THE INTEREST OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF DELTA STATE. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE TWO REGIMES DEVASTATED, EMPTIED OUR TREASURY AND ALSO PUT A LOT OF DEBT IN THE IN COMING ADMINISTRATION. OKOWA MUST IN ASSUMING POWER AUDIT FORENSICALLY ALL THE CONTRACTS, THE COMMITMENTS AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE TWO RECKLESS REGIMES OF UDUAGHAN AND JAMES IBORI AND MUST EXPOSE AND SHAME THEM VERY PUBLICLY FOR THEIR VERY TERRIBLE MISDEEDS. THERE MUST BE NO COVER UP. OKOWA MUST ALSO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM ALL THOSE WHO DID NOT WISH THE PEOPLE OF DELTA STATE AND GOOD AND THOSE WHO SEE THEMSELVES AS BEING IN THE CORRIDOR OF POWER,ONLY TO MASSIVEL;Y LOOT AND ENRICH THEMSELVES, AGENTS AND CRONIES. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO OKOWA AND ESPECIALLY THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ANIOMA AND DELTA STATE.

  • Ag

    Jonathan must go back to Bayelsa state and we will revenge what the did against us in North Eastern states. Niger delta will turn to desert not even like somalia. the will taste us. That man Asari Dokubo will be deal with.

  • Assibi

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