In Rivers US urges APC, PDP to put an end to violence

This was contained in a statement released by the US Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike play

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi and incumbent, Nyesom Wike

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The United States of America has condemned the violence which broke out in Rivers State during the March 19, 2016 elections in the state.

This was contained in a statement released by the US Embassy in Abuja on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

It reads:

“The U.S. Embassy is concerned about reports of violence, including the possible targeting of electoral officials, and irregularities during re-run elections in Rivers State on March 19, 2016.”

“We condemn the use of violence and disruptions of the democratic process. We call upon the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties to urge their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.”

“We call on those dissatisfied to pursue a resolution of their grievances peacefully in accordance with the rule of law.”

Meanwhile the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the announcement of election results due to the violence which was recorded.

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