British Delegation Visits Wike, To Partner With INEC For 2023 Election

The British High Commission in Nigeria has expressed its interest in seeing that the upcoming elections in Nigeria are free, fair and credible.

British Delegation Visits Wike, To Partner With INEC For 2023 Election
British High Commission in Nigeria, Jonathan Bacon

The British Government said it is partnering with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure that the 2023 election will be free and fair.

The Political Counsellor of, the British High Commission in Nigeria, Jonathan Bacon disclosed this while speaking to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday.

Beacon, who led other officials of the British Commission on the visit, described the meeting with Governor Wike as very productive.

He noted that the British government is always monitoring the situation in Nigeria ahead of the 2023 elections.

“We discussed the electoral period looking ahead to 2023 and I reiterated the British government’s position that we are supporting the process”

“We are also working very closely with INEC and we’re hoping for a free, fair and credible election in 2023,” he asserted.

He stated that the meeting with the governor also centred on how to cement the existing relationship between the United Kingdom, Nigeria and Rivers State.

“The British High Commission Team from Abuja has come to River State today for a number of meetings. We had a meeting just now with His Excellency, the Governor of River State. We discussed how we could further strengthen cooperation between the UK and Nigeria and the UK Rivers State”, he noted.

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