2023: ‘UK is watching’, British High Commissioner 

Expresses worry over upsurge in violence

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Lang, has said the United Kingdom (UK), like the rest of the international community, will be watching the 2023 general elections in Nigeria very closely.

This, she explained, was because of the important position occupied by Nigeria in Africa and the rest of the world.

Lang said this during a meeting with the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, yesterday. She said, “This election is very important to Africa and parts of the world, so the spotlight will be on Nigeria and the UK will be watching closely”.

Speaking on behalf of the PDP, the party’s National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said the party has an unwavering faith in democracy and the democratic process. This, he said, explained why the founding fathers of the party were at the forefront of the struggle to end military rule which ended in 1999.

The PDP accused the APC of basing its campaigns on hate speech and divisiveness with the aim of inciting violence against candidates of the party.

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