General Elections: US Congratulates Nigeria, Urges Losers To Go To Court

US congratulates Nigeria
US congratulates Nigeria
US congratulates Nigeria

The United States of America has congratulated Nigeria over the successful conduct of 2015 general elections in Nigeria, even as it urges those dissatisfied with the election results to seek judicial remedy.

In a statement by its Public Affairs Unit in Abuja, Monday, “the US Embassy in Nigeria congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission for an electoral process on April 11, 2015 that generally went well across the country and built on the success of the March 28 polling process.

“We have seen the reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, and call on those dissatisfied to pursue their grievances peacefully in the judicial arena,” its said.

While it reiterated its commendation of President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for the peaceful conduct of the elections, the US expressed regret over the loss of life and destruction of property.

“We regret any loss of life and destruction of property. We commend the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties, notably President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.”