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The President of United States of America, Joe Biden has encouraged Nigerians to go out and exercise their right to vote as the country prepares for a general election, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

President Biden conveyed his country’s endorsement of peaceful and transparent elections in Nigeria through a statement issued on Thursday.

President Biden also praised the presidential candidates in Nigeria for signing a peace accord, demonstrating their commitment to accepting the election results.

The US President emphasized that by signing the pledge, parties and candidates in Nigeria have committed to accepting the election results as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and supporting a peaceful transition of power.

“Elections are a fundamental part of a functioning democracy, and all Nigerians deserve this chance to choose their future — freely and fairly,” Biden said.

“While the United States does not support any single candidate or party, we strongly support a peaceful and transparent process that reflects the will of the people of Nigeria.

“On election day, I encourage all Nigerians — no matter their religion, region, or ethnicity — to exercise this fundamental freedom and make their voices heard — including young voters, many of whom may be heading to the ballot box for the first time.

“The United States stands with the Nigerian people as they chart a path toward a more democratic, prosperous, and secure future.

“I appreciate President Buhari’s firm commitment that the will of the people will be respected.

“And in the coming days, I encourage voters to remain peaceful and patient as their ballots are tallied, and urge the political parties and candidates to live up to their pledge.”

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