The United State says it fully supports the decision of the heads of ECOWAS and other international missions on the postponement of the election in Nigeria.
In a statement in Abuja, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria encouraged Nigerians to support the Independent Electoral Commission INEC to conduct free, fair, peaceful and credible elections.
The heads of the international observation missions in Nigeria had in a statement earlier urged INEC to strictly adhere to the new dates it scheduled for the general elections.
The heads of the various missions also called on Nigerians to continue to remain calm and supportive of the electoral process as INEC worked to implement its new timeline.
They encouraged INEC to provide regular updates and information to the public on its preparations in the coming days and weeks to enhance confidence and trust in the process.
They also expressed continued solidarity with Nigerians in their desire for credible and peaceful elections, adding that they would continue to closely observe preparations across the country.