ABUJA – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch has urged Nigerians to come out in large numbers on March 28 and April 11 to vote for candidates of their choice.
He said this during a visit to Senate Leader Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN) yesterday.
Speaking specifically against the insurgency in some states of the North east, Lynch told newsmen that even though the United States of America was attacked on September 11, 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.
“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 Alqaeda and we went forward with our election. Even though that was election day, even though we were attacked, I think it showed a commitment to democracy and you never want to have a democratic election cancelled because of what a few extremists might do.
“You want to make sure that your people have the opportunity to vote and exercise their rights.”
In his response, the Senate Leader acknowledged that the fight against terrorism is now global and so, the country welcomes partnerships with global friends.
“The fight against terrorism is now a global one and we need connecting partnerships with everybody and Nigeria has always worked with the United States of America.  So, Congressman Stephen Lynch is here in pursuit of that partnership,” said Ndoma-Egba.