American ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has dismissed claims by the Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign Council that his country was subtly supporting the opposition as the general elections approach.
The director, strategic communications of the team, Festus Keyamo, on Monday, lampooned Symington and other Western diplomats saying their recent statements on the elections showed they were tactically supporting the opposition, seeking to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari.
Keyamo specifically accused Symington of interfering in the 2019 electoral processes.
Western nations have in the past few weeks called on relevant stakeholders in the Nigerian polity to work together to ensure free and credible polls.
The U.S. Embassy via its website on Tuesday said the US government is not taking sides in Nigeria’s electoral process.
The statement said the U.S. government supports the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).