UK Authorities asks Nigerians to simply accept and be Proud Of The Presidential Election Regardless of Criticism The UK authorities has urged…
UK Authorities asks Nigerians to simply accept and be Proud Of The Presidential Election Regardless of Criticism
The UK authorities has urged Nigerians to be happy with the February 25 presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections regardless of the varied reported setbacks, notably from the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).
The outgoing British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday acknowledged this, whereas fielding questions from newsmen after she paid a farewell go to to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, on the Nationwide Meeting, Abuja.
The British envoy described Nigeria’s democracy as “fascinating” regardless of the contentions on the 2023 electoral course of by some political actors.
Requested about her impression of Nigeria and democracy, Liang stated: “Nigeria’s politics is simply so fascinating. I used to be right here for the final election and I’ll end with this election. I’m certainly impressed with Nigeria’s democratic journey.
“Sure, there have been some setbacks however general, I see this as constructive and Nigerians ought to be proud. Nigeria’s politics is fascinating simply to observe it. What I actually need to get throughout is that Nigeria is the largest democracy in Africa. The world watches your progress to democracy.
“Though there have been some disappointments on this election, I feel general Nigerians ought to be proud.”
On the Home of Representatives, the British envoy instructed the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, that the Electoral Act 2022 was an enormous stride achieved by the parliament.
Earlier in his comment, Senate President Ahmad Lawan suggested the incoming tenth Nationwide Meeting to take care of a bi-partisan strategy that prioritises the nationwide curiosity amid its deliberations.
Speaker Gbajabiamila stated each the home and the outgoing British Excessive Commissioner loved a sturdy relationship, including that, “We are going to miss you. Nigeria will miss you; the parliament will miss you and your numerous engagements.”