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We have confidence in INEC -US

The Unites States has stressed the need for public awareness on the constitutional requirement, which necessitate a candidate to acquire 25% of votes in two-thirds spread in the 36 states of the federation, or at least 24 States of the federation to emerge as President of the country.

The Unites States Assistant Secretary of States for African Affairs Molly Phee made the call in Abuja during an interaction with the media, as part of her visit to the country.

Molly Phee explained that the unique section of the constitution just like that of the United States that have Electoral college, needed to be understood by the electorate.

She said based on her engagement with stakeholders, she was happy with the level of confidence shown by political parties on the credibility of the exercise so far.

The United States Assistant Secretary for African Affairs urged all Nigerians to participate in the election and have confidence in the process.

The Assistant Secretary of States for African Affairs also met with the civil society, youth, the private sector, religious leaders, election officials, political party leaders, and government representatives. 

She explained that her visit underscores the United States commitment to supporting free and fair elections that are conducted peacefully.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali, editing Daniel Adejo