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U.S. Embassy Statement on Nigerian Gubernatorial and State Assembly Elections

By US Department of State
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ABUJA, Nigeria, April 13, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United States Embassy in Nigeria congratulates the people of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission for an electoral process on April 11, 2015 that generally went well across the country and built on the success of the March 28 polling process. We have seen the reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, and call on those dissatisfied to peacefully pursue their grievances in the judicial arena. We regret any loss of life and destruction of property. We commend the leadership of Nigeria's political parties, notably President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.