What We Will Do
OpenLife Nigeria has been reliably informed that the United States of America, USA, is keenly interested in the smooth conduct of the November 6, 2021 governorship election in Anambra State.
To this effect, the United States has sent serious warnings to individuals who may want to cause disruption during and after the election.
In a statement sent to OpenLife by the US embassy on Wednesday, the mission called on all the individuals, political parties and other democratic institutions involved in the election to conduct themselves in a most respectable manner for a free and crisis-free poll.
The complete statement, titled ‘Upcoming Anambra Elections’, reads:
The United States looks forward to a gubernatorial election in Anambra State on November 6 that is peaceful and transparent, with results that accurately reflect the will of the state’s residents. We will be paying close attention to the actions of individuals who interfere with the democratic process or instigate violence against civilian populations before, during, or after the elections. We will not hesitate to consider consequences – including visa restrictions – for those found to be responsible for election-related violence or undermining the democratic process. Under U.S. immigration law, certain violations also may lead to restrictions on family members. We call on citizens, electoral officials, party members, and security force personnel to do their part in ensuring a credible and secure electoral process.