Forward of the 2019 common elections, america, US, Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has urged Nigerians to not vote primarily based on guarantees, however on the report of these making the guarantees.
Symington stated this in a video, whereas wishing Nigerians a Merry Christmas.
He urged Nigerians to keep in mind that their future is of their palms, and no international energy can resolve their issues, however all options can solely come from inside.
The US Ambassador stated: “As you go into 2019, you’ll be dealing with a brand new spherical of elections. What you do in these elections can be essential not only for you, however for all of us. And as you prepare, I ask you to consider three issues.
“First, cost your potential Leaders with this notion: Say not simply what you say you’ll do for the nation, however what have you ever already achieved. Second, it’s extremely necessary that you simply recognise that in a democracy, it’s you who will get to make the choice.”
Symington urged Nigerians to protect their Everlasting Voters Playing cards, PVCs, and never promote them.
The US envoy, urged Nigerians to report any anomalies on the election day, including that, the duty of bettering democracy is a collective one.
He acknowledged: “On election day and daily, the residents of Nigeria are those that lead this nation, so take excellent care of your voters playing cards, make sure that nobody convinces you to both give it to them, or promote it to them on election day.
“I hope you’ll vote, and I hope you’ll vote for individuals who don’t simply say the fitting factor, however individuals who you’re satisfied primarily based on their information, will do the fitting factor for you and for others.”
Symington praised the numerous Nigerians, who’ve in somehow contributed to the event of the nation.
He particularly praised the 83-year-old Imam of Nghar village, Gashish District, within the Barkin Ladi Native Authorities Space, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved about 300 individuals, on June 24, when suspected herdsmen invaded about 15 communities, within the Barkin Ladi LGA, killing over 200 individuals.