We’re Still Monitoring Nigerian Elections Closely – US Govt

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, (THEWILL) – The United States has revealed that it is still monitoring events of the 2019 Nigerian elections in a bid to give a proper response on the conduct of the electoral process.

Tibor Nagy, US assistant secretary of state, bureau of African affairs, said this in a telephone press conference on Tuesday.

Nagy said during the build-up to the elections, Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, and his team “took many steps to ensure that things went smoothly”.

He said the US is actively involved with political happenings in the country.

“So, just rest assured that the United States of America Embassy and the Consulate in Lagos are actively involved and are doing an absolutely superb job to monitor events and to provide guides on how Washington should react to whatever the events there are,” Nagy said.

“As you know, our secretary did make a telephone call.”

The international community had repeatedly called for fair and credible elections in the country.

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