2019: Vote based on records of candidates, not promises, US tells Nigerians

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has urged Nigerians not to vote based on promises but on the record of those making promises.

Symington said this in a video while wishing Nigerians a Merry Christmas.

He urged Nigerians to remember that their future is in their hands and no foreign power can solve their problems but all solutions can only come from within.

The US ambassador said, “As you go into 2019 you will be facing a new round of elections. What you do in those elections would be crucial not just for you but for all of us. And as you get ready, I ask you to think of three things.

“First, charge your potential leaders with this notion: Say not just what you say you will do for the country but what have you already done. Second, it is incredibly important that you recognise that in a democracy, it is you who gets to make the decision.”

Symington urged Nigerians to guard their Permanent Voter Cards and not sell it.

The US envoy urged Nigerians to report any anomalies on election day, adding that the task of improving democracy is a collective one.



– Punch


About Don Saint

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