UK statement on re-election of President Buhari in Nigeria
Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, congratulates President Buhari on securing a second time period because the Nigerian President
Last evening the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria declared President Buhari the winner of the 2019 Presidential elections.
Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, stated:
“I provide my congratulations to President Buhari on securing a second time period because the Nigerian President. The UK is a long-standing good friend and companion of Nigeria and the Nigerian people, and a steady and affluent Nigeria advantages Africa and the world.
“The Nigerian people have demonstrated resilience and a dedication to democracy. The consequence declared by the Nigerian election fee is in step with the consequence obtained via the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation course of.
“Along with our worldwide companions, the UK believes the Nigerian people can trust within the consequence.
“However, we additionally recognise that impartial Nigerian voices have expressed issues in regards to the conduct of the electoral course of, particularly logistics and outcomes collation, and reviews of intimidation of election officers. We urge any occasion or particular person who needs to problem the method to take action peacefully and thru the suitable authorized channel and we encourage Nigerian authorities to look at all allegations of wrongdoing rigorously, and take the mandatory motion in opposition to people discovered accountable.
My ideas are additionally with the households and associates of those that misplaced their lives in election-related violence. No one ought to die within the train of their democratic rights. We will proceed to assist Nigeria and its civil society in drawing classes from these elections and strengthening its democracy.