ABUJA, Nigeria – The United States, on Thursday declared that it does not meddle in Nigeria elections.
The world power made the clarification ahead of the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
Governorship elections will be held in the two states on Saturday.
A statement on the US Embassy in Nigeria website called for a credible exercise.
It reads: “The conduct of the upcoming bi-elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states is important not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent.
“The United States Government does not support any specific candidate or party in any Nigerian election.
“The United States supports the Nigerian democratic process itself. We support a genuinely free, fair, transparent, and peaceful electoral process.
“We, and other democratic nations, will be paying close attention to the actions of individuals who interfere in the democratic process or instigate violence against the civilian population before, during, or after the elections.”