Ahead of the 2023 general election, the United States Government has stated that it has no preferred candidate.
This was stated by the Consul General for the U.S Mission in Lagos, Mr. Will Stevens, on Friday.
According to Stevens, the U.S. government only wants to support an election that is trustworthy, open, and peaceful and that reflects Nigerians’ wishes.
He said, “Focusing on the upcoming elections in Nigeria, let me be very clear, the United States does not have a preferred candidate or party in the upcoming election. Our interest is in supporting a credible, transparent peaceful; elections that represent the will of Nigerians. We urged all Nigerians to reject the use of violence and inflammatory rhetoric during and after election day.
“When we say all Nigerians, we mean it; politicians, students, religious leaders, traditional and community leaders and business organizations all have a role to play. Even a small number of trouble makers can cause substantial havoc during elections. It takes a comprehensive effort to eliminate use of violence and inflammatory rhetoric.” He said.