The United Nations has vowed to ensure that anyone found culpable in causing electoral violence ahead of Nigeria’s general elections, would be brought to book.
At a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said: “Given the important role Nigeria plays in the region and globally, the international community is closely watching the elections in Nigeria and that any persons responsible for violence will be held accountable.
“UN urged the political actors, particularly the candidates, to resolve any electoral disputes through the existing legal and constitutional means.”
“I encourage the political, electoral and security actors to continue working together to create an environment conducive for the holding of violence-free and credible elections, and ensure that all eligible Nigerians can freely exercise their constitutional right to vote, including those displaced by violence in the North East.”
Feltman commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for their commitment to the Abuja Peace Accord