The United States government has urged the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party to call their members to order in Rivers State following last Saturday’s re-run election violence in the state.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the US Embassy in Nigeria said it was concerned about reports of violence, including the “possible targeting of electoral officials, and irregularities during re-run elections in Rivers State on March 19, 2016”.
The US stated that it condemned the use of violence and disruptions of the democratic process in the Rivers poll.
“We call upon the leadership of Nigeria’s political parties to urge their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully throughout the electoral process.
“We call on those dissatisfied to pursue a resolution of their grievances peacefully in accordance with the rule of law,” the US Embassy said.