Buhari v Atiku: No preferred candidate But Credible Elections, America Affirms
The United States of America (USA) has said that it has no preferred candidate but rather is interested in the electoral processes that would ensure credible elections in the February 2019 general elections..
The presidential election that will hold first, is seen as a two-horse race between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
“We want to emphasise that the US has no candidate in this election. Our candidate is the process. We very much respect the sovereignty of the country,” he said
He gave an assurance on the support of the USA to Nigeria in conducting free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.
“We will support peaceful electoral process and we stand to provide whatever assistance in order to see free, fair transparent and credible election in Nigeria in 2019,” he said.