US Diplomats say supporters of Winners in Nigeria’s poll disappointed with electoral process
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on March 13, 2023
Two United States diplomats, Ambassador Mark Green and Johnnie Carson, are saying that even Nigerian citizens who supported the winners of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections in the country were disappointed with the electoral process.
In a joint paper, both envoys, who monitored the elections, insist that critical lessons must be learnt very fast from the shortcomings of the last polls by Nigerians and Africans, with a view to forestalling such flaws in the future.
Writing for the Washington-based President Woodrow Wilson Centre, Green and Carson note that, among other issues, many polling stations opened late while poll workers reported material shortages.
While Green was administrator of the US Agency for International Development, Executive Director of the McCain Institute, US ambassador to Tanzania and four-term House of Representatives member, Carson was ambassador to Nigeria and several other African countries.