Mr Terrence Mculley, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, on Friday advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to continue to promote intra-party democracy ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Mculley made the remark when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, in Abuja.
The envoy described Nigeria as an important ally of the U.S. and called for the continued promotion of the existing relationship between the two countries.
Mculley, who congratulated the chairman for his election, said Nigerian observers were welcome to the December presidential election in the U.S.
In a related development, Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, said the party was working toward tackling the problem of internal democracy in the party.
Metuh made the statement at a news conference to mark the 14th anniversary of PDP in Abuja on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the party was officially inaugurated in Abuja on Aug. 31, 1998.
He said that the party would ensure that candidates who won the party's primary elections were presented to fly its flag in elections.
Metuh said that the party would not impose candidates, who were not the choices of the people on Nigerian voters.
He stressed: ``PDP will not interfere with the choice of the Nigerian people.'' (NAN)