By our Reporter
Monitored reports have it that the United Kingdom (UK) government says it has no interest in who will become the next president of Nigeria during the forthcoming general elections.
Catriona Liang, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, disclosed this on Wednesday following a meeting, held at a closed door, with the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.
In this regard, Mrs Liang said the UK would work with any candidates who emerge from the election.
Mrs. Liang also expressed confidence in Nigeria’s democracy and the president’s commitment to organising free and secure elections.
According to her, “The UK doesn’t have a preferred candidate. We are committed to free and fair elections, but we will work with whoever emerges as president at the presidential election.
In her words, “The UK and Nigeria have a very strong partnership, and we want Nigeria to succeed. And democracy is part of it”.
The high commissioner pointed out that her country’s government welcomes Nigeria’s commitment to democracy and as well president Buhari’s commitment to free, fair and secure elections.