US ENVOY CALLS FOR SPORTSMANSHIP DURING GUBERNATORIAL POLLS

Written by on March 6, 2019

Barely a week to the governorship and House of Assembly elections, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has admonished the governorship candidates of the various political parties in the country to observe decorum and imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship before, during and after the elections.

The ambassandor, who made the call in Katsina yesterday, when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari at the Government House, emphasised that the US government is not supporting any candidate in the forthcoming elections.

Symington reiterated that the US Embassy would not interfere in the country’s electoral process, adding that his visit to the state was to talk to political office seekers who have interest in governing the state on the need to maintain peace.

In his response, Governor Masari disclosed to the ambassador that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state embarked on issue-based campaigns across the 34 local government areas of the state in an atmosphere devoid of chaos.


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