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UK promises continuous support for Nigeria’s democracy


The UK International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, yesterday, concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria, pledging that the United Kingdom will continue to support democracy in the country.

Mordaunt, who condemned vote buying by politicians, praised Nigerians’ passion for democracy. A statement in Abuja, by Joe Abuku, Press Officer at the UK Embassy disclosed that the top British official met with Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, where she said the UK remains unwavering in its support to INEC and civil societies.
Mordaunt said she is hopeful that there is time to tackle some of the observed challenges during the Ekiti election before next year’s general elections.  She cautioned that INEC will not be able to solve all electoral problems on its own, insisting every stakeholder has a role to play.  


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