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America Will Support Nigeria On Credible Election- Biden

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Updated March 19, 2015

Joe Biden- ElectionThe United States Vice President, Mr Joe Biden, has said America will stand by the Nigerian people in the desire for credible and peaceful elections.

Mr Biden, who has been interacting with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and opposing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidates for Nigeria’s 2015 general elections, said he is pleased with the peace accord signed in mid-January by President Goodluck Jonathan and General Mohammadu Buhari, as a show of their commitment to non-violence throughout the election process.

He also expressed concern over the violence recorded at some recent election-related events in the country, reiterating the need for both candidates to make clear that such violence had no place in a democratic process.

However, he expressed the United States’ support for the Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its efforts to deliver free, fair and credible elections.

Earlier in the year, the US Secretary of State, John Kerry was in Nigeria where he held separate meetings with the Nigerian President and General Buhari on the same issue.

He said in a meeting with General Buhari in Ikoyi, Lagos, that the United States President, Barrack Obama, was interested in Nigeria, being the largest economy in Africa.