Don't Use Insurgency As An Excuse To Shift Election..UK Tells Nigeria

Reactions continue to trail the postponement of the 2015 general elections with the United Kingdom taking the position that the security situation should not be an excuse to deny Nigerians from exercising the democratic rights.
UK's Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, according to a statement made available by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Monday, said the decision to postpone the elections is a cause for concern.
"...The Nigerian people have the right to credible, peaceful and transparent elections. There should be no further delay in delivering democracy and I urge all to remain calm during this period of frustration," Hammond said.
"While we support Nigeria in its struggle against terrorism, the security situation should not be used as a reason to deny the Nigerian people from exercising their democratic rights. It is vital that the elections are kept on track and held as soon as possible in accordance with international norms," he added.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Cant understand what is in the head of the UK Philip. If the UK is at war with extremists and parts of her sovereignty are being occupied by the latter, will she go ahead to conduct elections simply because polls period is around the corner? Do they believe that the opposition will repeal our anti gay law? Please somebody help me ask the West these questions?

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