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NIGERIA: APC Campaign Hails US Stand on February Polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has expressed satisfaction with the call by the United States for free and fair elections and non-violence in next month’s general elections in the country.

In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the organisation, Mallam Garba Shehu, said it fully identifies with Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeal to political parties to ensure free and fair and non-violent polls.

According to Shehu, all responsible politicians should support the objectives of free, fair and non-violent polls as advocated by the US government.

The statement, however, appealed to the Jonathan-led administration to show commitment to free and fair elections and non-violence.

Shehu also called on other members of the international community to show active interest in the attitude of the PDP administration to these issues of non-violence and free and fair elections.

He explained that the US and other members of the international community should not leave the Jonathan administration to its devices or whims and caprices, adding that the government must be held to these commitments to avoid any hanky-panky during the elections.

On the US threat to deny Visa to politicians that engage in electoral violence and malpractices, the APC campaign said it fully endorsed the measure to serve as deterrence and give credibility to Nigeria’s democracy and electoral system.

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