Statement On 2019 Nigerian Elections Saturday, 16 February 2019

The British High Commission supports statement made by the heads of the international observer missions on the postponement of the 2019 Nigerian elections

Parliament Street

Parliament Street

The British High Commission supports the joint statement made by the heads of the international observer missions on the postponement of the 2019 Nigerian elections.

We recognise the frustrations of many Nigerians, including those involved in the delivery, supervision and observation of the election and those who travelled considerable distances to exercise their democratic right to vote.

We urge the Nigerian people to be patient, support the democratic process and come out to vote next weekend in the rescheduled elections. We urge all political parties to exercise moderation and to preserve an atmosphere of peace and calm to allow elections to take place in a secure environment.

The British High Commission remains a staunch supporter of Nigerian democracy and will continue to support the 2019 elections, including through redeploying our observer team to be present next weekend.

H.E. Catriona Laing CB British High Commissioner to Nigeria