US wants no delay in Nigeria Polls

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The Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf in a statement, who urges the country’s security forces to be impartial for Nigeria to vote safely and without undue delay, called on Friday for Nigeria’s presidential elections to be held on time, as the nation’s electoral commission weighs a delay over difficulty distributing voter cards.

The US who look to Nigeria to hold the elections on time, supports “peaceful, free, transparent and credible electoral processes in Nigeria and renews its calls on all candidates, their supporters and Nigerian citizens to reject election-related violence,” deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement.

Some politicians have voiced concern over an inability to distribute identification cards to 68.8 million registered voters and unrest in the northeast of the country, where hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by fighting with Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari told AFP he was expecting a clear victory against incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission is scheduled to announce on Saturday if it plans to postpone the polls.


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