The United States (US), has condemned the violence and irregularities in the Rivers State re-run elections last weekend .

In a statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja yesterday and made available to The Authority Newspapers said, "the U.S. Embassy is concerned about reports of violence, including the possible targeting of electoral officials, and irregularities during re-run elections in Rivers State on March 19, 2016.

"We condemn the use of violence and disruptions of the democratic process," it said.

The statement said, "We call upon the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties to urge their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.

"We call on those dissatisfied to pursue a resolution of their grievances peacefully in accordance with the rule of law," the statement added.


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