The United States (US) government has said that its primary concern in the 2019 general elections in Nigeria will be how ensure a peaceful and democratic transition.
This was made known by Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, in a background briefing on his planned trip to Africa from Tuesday.
Holding governments accountable to the people is one of its major focus.
According to him, the US understands that Nigeria would be the third most populous country in the world by 2050, and therefore is worried about the complex political, ethnic, tribal and security issues currently mounting in the country. “As we look at the 2019 elections, obviously Nigeria, though it’s going to be next year, is a major priority focus, because of it’s complex political, ethnic, tribal and security issues. And that’s an area that we are really focusing on how to do a peaceful transition, a democratic transition, but more important is how to hold governments accountable to the people, he said.