Elections Postponement: UK urges Nigerians to be patient, support democratic process
The UK Government has urged Nigerians to be patient and support the democratic process following the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The British High Commission supports the joint statement made by the heads of the international observer missions on the postponement of the 2019 Nigerian elections.
We recognise the frustrations of many Nigerians, including those involved in the delivery, supervision and observation of the election and those who travelled considerable distances to exercise their democratic right to vote.
We urge the Nigerian people to come out to vote next weekend in the re-scheduled elections.
Laing also urged political parties to exercise moderation and to preserve an atmosphere of peace and calm to allow elections to take place in a secure environment.
She also reiterated the High Commissions continued support to Nigeria's democracy and for the 2019 elections including through redeploying our observer team to be present next weekend.
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