2019: Britain Wants You To Know It Neither Buhari Nor Atiku
So, 2019 election is at hand and of course words would fly about on which presidential candidate the former colonial master has pitched their tent with.
But the British Government would like to clarify that it will maintain neutrality as Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 to elect a new president.
Speaking at a one-day dialogue tagged: ‘Enhancing Electoral Participation of PWDs in 2019 General Election’, the Political Adviser to the country’s Deputy British High Commissioner, Mr Wale Adebajo, said the British government neither supports President Buhari nor the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, or any other candidate in the election.
Adebajo said the National Disability Bill that is awaiting presidential assent will help in resolving some of the issues bedeviling people living with disability, PWD in the country.
He applauded INEC for including PWDs in its strategic plan for the 2017-2021 elections, saying the British Government and the United States Department for International Development (USAID) were favourably disposed to the action.
“When we pointed out in the Ondo governorship election the need to make the PWDs more inclusive in our elections, INEC responded positively to our response by establishing desk officers in INEC offices to take care of the PWDs. This to us was a signal of INEC’s commitment to improving access to electoral system.
“We want to clear the air that the British government is not supporting any candidate in the election. We are neutral when it comes to election in Nigeria,” he said.
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