British Prime Minister writes Jonathan ahead of Saturday’s Elections

British Prime Minister writes Jonathan ahead of Saturday’s Elections

Ahead of the Saturday’s presidential election, British Prime Minister, David Cameron has written to President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that Nigerian elections are conducted in free, fair and credible atmosphere.

Cameron warned that failure to ensure a violence-free election would dent Nigeria’s international reputation.

The PM in the letter addressed to President Jonathan highlighted the importance of the elections for the African nation and the Nigeria as a nation.

According to the statement, “As Africa’s biggest democracy, successful elections in Nigeria are important not only for Nigeria’s future, but as a signal to the rest of Africa. Delivering a credible process will be a lasting credit to you as President and to Nigeria as a nation.

“I am encouraged by INEC’s advances in recent weeks. The collection of over 80 per cent of Permanent Voter Cards and the broadly successful field tests of the card readers have improved their technical preparation for the election. Your support for Professor Jega’s continuing tenure and guidance of the process remains an important part of delivering successful elections.”

“With hundreds of lives lost after the last election, the eyes of the international community will be focused on Nigeria.”

Cameron expressed satisfaction with the manner Nigeria, alongside her neighboring countries were able to tackle the Boko Haram insurgents.

Jonathan, Buhari in closed-door meeting
He further confirmed the UK’s commitment to support Nigeria in this effort with £5 million so the Multinational Joint Task Force could tackle Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin area.

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