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The United States under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Victoria Nuland says the interest shown by Nigerian youths in the country’s electoral process will check irregularities especially in next year’s general election and beyond.
She stated this in Abuja during her visit to Nigeria and two other African countries.
Ambassador Nuland explained that money politics and other electoral malpractices which was not peculiar to Nigeria alone, could only be addressed using effective regulations.
Ambassador Nuland said her visit to Nigeria was strategic as the country plans for its general election next year.
She said that the United States would provide all the necessary support for the country to achieve a credible and peaceful electoral process.
Ambassador Nuland had earlier met the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as well as the National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno where issues of interest to Nigeria and the United States were discussed.