Saturday, December 10

Rivers Rerun Election: US, Uk others express fear

Rivers Rerun Election: US, Uk others express fear

Barack Obama, Muhammadu Buhari and Nyesom Wike

Rivers rerun election: US, others issues warning to political leaders

- Political leaders in Rivers state have been warned ahead of the rerun election in the state

- The warning was issued by ambassadors of United States of America, United Kingdom, France and European Union

- The envoys urged all political parties, party supporters, among others to ensure the elections go peacefully

US, UK, France and EU envoys have raised fear over rising tension in Rivers state
Envoys to the United States of America, United Kingdom, France and have expressed fear over brewing tension ahead of today, December 10, Rivers state rerun election.

In a joint statement issued on Friday, December 9, the envoys urged political leaders to promote peace and tranquility in the state.

The statement which was signed by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright; United States Ambassador to Nigeria, W. Stuart Symington; French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Guaer, and the EU Head of Delegation to Nigeria, Michel Arrion said stakeholders in the state must give peace a chance.

They also called on all political parties, party supporters and others to ensure the elections go peacefully and successfully.

“We encourage INEC and the security forces to perform their duties responsibly and impartially. We urge all parties to respect the electoral process and raise any grievances peacefully and through official channels.

“We stress that the leaders of all parties are accountable for the actions of their members and we encourage them to urge their supporters not to use or incite violence," the statement said.

The rerun election in the state is scheduled to take place today with various political seats available at the National and State Assembly level.

Although, there are pockets of tension and threats between political bigwigs in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier called on leaders to embrace peace.

The president in a statement released by his special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina said nobody is worth dying for temporary power.







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