With only a few hours to Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, final remarks have been pouring in from major stakeholders concerning the polls.
In the same vein, the United Kingdom has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be impartial in the elections.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, during a broadcast aired on Friday on the verified Twitter handle of the British High Commission in Nigeria, @UKinNigeria, asked Nigerians not to be discouraged to vote again due to the postponement of the elections.
She said, “Tomorrow is voting day again. We recognise the huge disappointment of Nigerians since they woke up last Saturday to hear the news that the elections had been postponed. But your votes still count.
“It’s your chance to make a difference, not just to vote for the politicians of your choice, but also to play your part in Nigeria’s emerging democracy, helping to consolidate the progress since 2015.”
Laing revealed that the UK had over 60 observers in 15 states to monitor the elections.
She said, “One thing we will be looking forward to is ensuring that the security services are there to support your democratic right to vote.
“And, of course, it is very important that INEC remains impartial throughout the elections.”
By Precious Akpadaka…
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