The United States Embassy in Nigeria has alleged electoral irregularities in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
In a press statement on Monday, while congratulation Nigerians on the governorship and House of Assembly polls, the embassy stated that the elections held in both states were inundated with irregularities.
“We have seen the reports of violence and alleged irregularities, particularly in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states”, the statement added, calling on aggrieved parties “to pursue their grievances peacefully in the judicial arena”.
While commending President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, the embassy said it regrets any loss of life and destruction of property.
“We commend the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties, notably President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, for urging their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process”, the statement added.
US therefore congratulated “the people of Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission for an electoral process on April 11, 2015 that generally went well across the country and built on the success of the March 28 polling process.”