US Denies Endorsing Candidate For 2019 Presidential Election
The United States Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan, has said that his country has no candidate for the forthcoming 2019 presidential election in Nigeria but is keen to ensuring a free and fair elections in the county.
Sullivan stated this in Abuja, on Monday, during the closing ceremony of the US-Nigeria Bi-national Commission in Abuja.
According to him, the United States would be in support of the Nigerian people and democracy in the country.
“What we want to do, is to ensure to the extent that we can assist, free and fair elections and we won’t pick those candidates.
“We won’t pick any candidate, we won’t endorse any candidate, we want to support the Nigerian people and democracy in Nigeria,” Sullivan said.
He had earlier said the support of the US to Nigeria is usually for the people and not in support of any particular candidate.
“Any statement by the United States, in the events of the 2019 elections, would be in support of the Nigerian people and democracy in Nigeria and not in support of any particular candidate.
“We want free and fair elections, we are not picking candidates, the Nigerian people should pick their candidates and choose among them and make the final choice for themselves,” Sullivan added.