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UK Not Against PMB’s Second Term – High Commissioner



The United Kingdom High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has revealed that his country, or any other Western nation as far as he could tell, is not against a second term run by President Muhammadu Buhari.

There has been speculations that the UK and other Western countries are not in favour of Mr. Buhari remaining in office beyond 2019.

“I am very happy to put that rumour to bed,” Mr. Arkwright told newsmen on Thursday that the United Kingdom supports a process where Nigerians can exercise their democratic right to vote.

“Who they vote for is a matter for their conscience and not for the United Kingdom government. Whichever candidate is standing, they need to make up their minds and decide who would best suit them.

“And that’s an individual choice. We favour a free, fair, credible and peaceful process and we’re working with INEC to make that happen,” he said.