A United States’ congressman, Stephen Lynch, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to ignore threats by the terrorists to launch attacks on Nigeria during the general elections slated for March 28. He, therefore, asked the electorate to exercise their franchise in large numbers and vote for candidates of their choice.
He stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba. Lynch explained that even though the United States of America was attacked on September 9, 2001, elections in some parts of the country still went on as scheduled.
This, he said, was his message to Nigerians that they should not allow any extremist deny them of the right to vote on election days. He said: “My message to Nigeria is to get out and vote. I think it sends a strong signal to those who would try to take away your democracy. I was elected on September 11, 2001, the day we were attacked by al-Qaida and we went forward with our election.