ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: SECURITY NOT AN EXCUSE, SAYS UK

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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.
Source: Thisday

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