With preparations for the 2023 general elections hitting top gear, the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, on Thursday, February 23, said that Nigerians deserve the opportunity to choose their future.
Biden in a statement released by the United States Embassy in Nigeria commended the peace accord signed by all the political parties and their candidates contesting for Nigeria’s number seat.
The US president said that by signing the pledge, the parties and candidates have committed to accept the results of the election which will be announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He also said that the action by the candidates and their parties is a show of support for a peaceful transition of power following the outcome of Saturday, February 25, elections across the country.
President Biden is of the opinion that Nigerians deserve the opportunity to choose their future in the forthcoming elections.
According to him, the US government does not endorse any candidate but is in full support of a peaceful, free, fair and credible poll.
He emphasized that citizens of the country have every right to freely and fairly determine what they want for their future because elections are a fundamental part of a functioning democracy.