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2019 elections: US congratulates Nigerians, urges for patience as INEC collates results - ITREALMS

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington IV has urged Nigerians to remain patience as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collates results, reports ITREALMS.

A press statement from the US Embassy in Nigeria, made available to ITREALMS, the ambassador congratulated tens of millions of Nigerians who stood patiently in long lines to vote this week and the hundreds of thousands who worked together with INEC to conduct the elections.

He pointed out that as noted by many observer groups in their preliminary reports, this election was predominantly peaceful, and it was proof of the Nigerian people’s resolute commitment to choose their leaders.

As said by him, the peaceful achievement of millions was shadowed by the violence of a few.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives, and we urge all candidates to honor the Peace Accord they signed. All should convince those who support them to refrain from using force or violence to interfere with INEC,” he said.

Symington also warned that no one should break the law by announcing results before INEC does, or break the peace by claiming victory before the results are final.

“Everyone has a common interest in showing patience as INEC collates and announces the election results,” he said.

Chuks Egbune/DoP

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