Federal Government has called on all political actors and other stakeholders in the Republic of Guinea to refrain from violence and commit to transparent, free, fair and peaceful elections to consolidate peace and stability in that country.
Nigeria also underscored the need for the elections process to be inclusive to consolidate peace and stability in the Republic of Guinea.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, said the call became imperative in view of recent development in that country.
It stated that Federal Government had been observing with keen and constructive interest, recent political and social developments in the Republic of Guinea.
The government also called on the people of the Republic of Guinea to act peacefully and in concert, to resolve all internal challenges while the Government in Guinea should provide the required enabling environment.
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“Nigeria believes that West Africa has made significant and laudable democratic progress.
”In spite persistent security and political challenges, giant strides have been attained in building and strengthening the legitimacy of democratic institutions, conducting open elections, ensuring peaceful transitions and improving the rule of law in our sub-region.
“As a country, our faith in democracy as the foundation for peace, progress, development and stability in the sub-region is unshaken and we remain firm in our commitment to peaceful means of conflict resolution.
”We, therefore express strong confidence in the people of the Republic of Guinea to act peacefully and in concert, to resolve all internal challenges; and that the Government in Guinea should provide the required enabling environment.”