The United States has urged all stakeholders to continue to work for free and fair elections in Ondo State.
It called on all stakeholders in the democratic process, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, and security agencies to take the necessary steps to ensure peaceful elections in the interests of the people of Ondo State.
The Electoral Commission has set Saturday, October 10, for the gubernatorial election in Ondo State. The US Embassy in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, October 6, also called on all stakeholders to continue working to ensure free and fair elections in the state.
The statement reads: “The United States urges all stakeholders to continue to work toward free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections in Ondo State.
“We reiterate our hope that all participants in the democratic process, including the INEC, political parties, and the security services, will take concrete steps to ensure a peaceful election that reflects the will of the people of Ondo.
“The United States remains committed to the U.S.-Nigeria partnership as we work together to achieve our mutual goals of peace and prosperity for the citizens of both our countries.”