Nigeria: Elections

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th March 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that Nigeria’s recent presidential and national assembly elections were marred by violence and allegations of electoral fraud, what representations they will make to the government of Nigeria about ensuring free, fair and peaceful gubernatorial elections are held on 9 May.

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The British High Commissioner has urged the Nigerian Government and the Nigerian Independent National Elections Commission (INEC) to address the concerns raised by Nigerians about the conduct of the Presidential elections so that the Gubernatorial elections can proceed in accordance with Nigerian electoral legislation. The Minister for Africa has reiterated these messages in a phone call to the Nigerian Foreign Minister.

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