2019 election: US Government speaks on supporting Atiku, Buhari


The Consul General of the United States of America to Nigeria, Ambassador John Bay, on Thursday insisted the US Government was not supporting any candidate in the presidential election which would hold on February 16.

Bay said the US was only interested in free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor òf Bayelsa State on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the US Consul General to have made the comment, while paying a courtesy call on the Governor at the Government House, Yenagoa.

He said: “The US does not have a candidate in this election. We are looking for a free, fair, credible and peaceful process, a process that allows the choice of the Nigerian citizens to come through.

“So, we are going to spend some time with the governor and chat about different things we might be able to do to better the situation and anything we can do to help before leaving here for Port Harcourt tomorrow.”