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Be impartial during elections, UK urges INEC


Few hours to Saturday’ s presidential and National Assembly elections , the United Kingdom has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to be impartial in the elections .


In a broadcast aired on Friday on the verified Twitter handle of the British High Commission in Nigeria , @ UKinNigeria , the British High Commissioner to the country, Ms Catriona Laing , asked Nigerians not to be discouraged to vote again due to the postponement of the elections .



She said , “ Tomorrow is voting day again . We recognise the huge disappointment of Nigerians since they woke up last Saturday to hear the news that the elections had been postponed . But your votes still count .


“ It’ s your chance to make a difference , not just to vote for the politicians of your choice , but also to play your part in Nigeria ’ s emerging democracy , helping to consolidate the progress since 2015 . ”


Laing said as a long- time friend and partner of Nigeria , the UK would play its part in the elections , saying the UK had over 60 observers in 15 states to monitor the elections .


She urged INEC and security agencies to remain impartial during the exercise .


Laing said , “ One thing we will be looking forward to is ensuring that the security services are there to support your democratic right to vote.

“ And, of course , it is very important that INEC remains impartial throughout the elections . ”


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