Weeks Before 2023 Elections, United States Speaks On Preferred Presidential Candidate

The United States of America has declared that it has no preferred presidential candidate for Nigeria’s upcoming 2023 elections.

Will Stevens, the United States Consul General, stated his country’s position on Saturday during a town hall meeting organized by the Niger-Delta Open Observatory (NOGO) in Asaba, Delta State.

While reiterating that the US government would not favor one candidate or party over another, the official added that politicians who engage in political violence will be denied visas.

He insisted that America’s only interest in the 2023 election is ensuring that Nigeria holds free, fair, and credible elections.

The US does not have a preferred candidate, full stop! We are not interested in a particular party or candidate. What we are interested in is free, fair, and credible elections that represent the people,” Stevens said.

These elections are important. Nigeria is the fifth largest democracy in the world; so, when the people of Nigeria come to vote, they are showing the strength of democracy to the rest of the world.

We in the United States will discourage any politicians, citizens, or other parties who are encouraging electoral violence or seeking to undermine the electoral process.

WITHIN NIGERIA reports the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria for Saturday, 25th February.