The United States of America has stated its intention to support the 2015 elections in Nigeria with the sum of $15 million to show its commitment to the course of democracy in Nigeria
The US consular in Nigeria, Mr. Jeffry Hawkins made this disclosure on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 as he spoke with press men in Osogbo, after a meeting with stakeholders in the state.
The money, according to him, was meant to assist political parties, and support INEC and civil societies for the conduct of credible elections.
He also stated that the American government would supervise the forthcoming general elections in the country to ensure that it was free and credible.
“Nigeria is very important to the United States of America and because of this the US government is deeply committed to support democracy in Nigeria. We shall use the Governorship election in Osun and Ekiti states as a test case of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria,” he stated.
He urged all the stakeholders in election process, especially the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to provide non violent platform for election to take place in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
He also called on all Political parties to maintain peace, adding that “it is when an election is peaceful that it could be adjudged as being free and fair.”
The Consular also expressed the decision of the US government to engage in dialogue with all stakeholders ahead of the general elections to ensure a violent free election in Nigeria.