The UK’s assertion comes amidst claims by the PDP and different political events that the elections was married by electoral irregularities and fraud.
UK’s minister of state for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, in a press release launched, mentioned the outcomes declared by INEC are genuine and in line with the civil society parallel vote tabulation course of.
“I provide my congratulations to President Buhari on securing a second time period because the Nigerian President. The UK is a long-standing pal and accomplice of Nigeria and the Nigerian folks, and a steady and affluent Nigeria advantages Africa and the world. The Nigerian folks have demonstrated resilience and a dedication to democracy.
The consequence declared by the Nigerian election fee is in line with the consequence obtained by the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation course of. Together with our worldwide companions, the UK believes the Nigerian folks can believe within the consequence.” the assertion learn
The assertion additional said that the UK authorities expects anybody doubtful of the authenticity of the outcomes, ought to contest it in essentially the most civil method.
“We additionally recognise that unbiased Nigerian voices have expressed considerations concerning the conduct of the electoral course of, particularly logistics and outcomes collation, and stories of intimidation of election officers.
“We urge any social gathering or particular person who needs to problem the method to take action peacefully and thru the suitable authorized channel and we encourage Nigerian authorities to look at all allegations of wrongdoing rigorously, and take the required motion towards people discovered accountable.
“My ideas are additionally with the households and mates of those that misplaced their lives in election-related violence. Nobody ought to die within the train of their democratic rights. We’ll proceed to help Nigeria and its civil society in drawing classes from these elections and strengthening its democracy.” the assertion learn
President Buhari’s most important contender, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP has sinc