New York

10 April 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Gubernatorial and State House Assembly elections in Nigeria

The Secretary General wishes to congratulate once again the people and Government of Nigeria for the peaceful manner in which the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections were conducted on 28 and 29 March 2015. The statesmanship demonstrated by the political leadership has marked a significant milestone in the country’s democratic process.

He hopes the same conditions will prevail in the conduct of the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections on 11 April. He calls on all political leaders throughout Nigeria to continue to uphold their commitments under the Abuja Accords and to refrain from and immediately condemn any inflammatory statements that amount to an incitement to violence.