The United Kingdom has asked that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, be allowed to do it’s job, in reaction to alleged military interference in the governorship and state assembly elections in Rivers State.
The UK High Commission in Nigeria, through its verified Twitter handle @UKinNIGERIA, also expressed concern over reports of the interference.
The UK High Commission also noted that reports by its independent observers collaborated media reports of military interference in the electoral exercise.
While noting that it was monitoring the situation very closely, the UK High Commission called on relevant stakeholders to allow staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, do their job without harassment.
“We are extremely concerned by reports, including from @UKinnigeria observers, of military interference in the election process in Rivers State. Monitoring the situation closely. @inecng staff must be allowed to do their job in safety, without intimidation,” the UK High Commission wrote.