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We Are Not Supporting Any Candidate- US
US Reveals Stand on 2019 Elections in Nigeria
The United States of America has said that it is not in support or in favour of any presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
According to reports from Punch, Brooks said that the country would support a credible election and continue to remain neutral.
“We are not favouring or supporting any candidate. It is up to the Nigerian people to decide. Our candidate is the process. The process should be free and fair, it should be a non-violent process. I am not talking of any plus or minus of any candidate, we are not favouring any candidate. We are not trying to influence the success of any candidate. That is not our role.”
Brooks added the US would support the Independent National Electoral Commission, the media and Civil Society Organisations especially in the area of capacity building.
“We are helping Nigeria to make that progress through our support to INEC, to civil society here in Nigeria; through our assistance to the press and enabling them to also play a positive role in the coverage of the elections,” he said.