In ensuring this, he said democratic institutions in the country would be strengthened. Jonathan made the assurance at separate meetings with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon and the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron before leaving New York late Wednesday.
In a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, the president reaffirmed his personal commitment to making elections in Nigeria progressively better, freer and more credible. According to Jonathan, in keeping with his administration’s dedication to openness and transparency in the conduct of public affairs, international observers will be allowed to freely monitor the 2015 elections and affirm that the elections are as free, fair and credible as his administration has promised.
“He thanked Mr. Ban Ki Moon and Mr. Cameron for their continuing support for Nigeria’s effort to curb terrorism, insurgency and violent extremism within its borders, saying that the federal government will welcome even more assistance from Britain especially in the areas of intelligence sharing, anti- terrorism training and defence logistics. ”At a later meeting with the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, President Jonathan expressed Nigeria’s appreciation of the support it received from WHO for the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease.