The outgoing British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said that Nigerians should be proud of the just concluded February 25 presidential election despite numerous setbacks recorded during and after the election.
Catriona stated this on Tuesday while fielding speaking to newsmen after she paid a farewell visit to the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, at the National Assembly, Abuja.
The out going British envoy described Nigeria’s democracy as “fascinating” despite the contentions on the 2023 electoral process by some political actors.
When asked about her impression of Nigeria and democracy by newsmen, Liang said: “Nigeria’s politics is just so fascinating. I was here for the last election and I will finish with this election. I am indeed impressed with Nigeria’s democratic journey.
“Yes, there have been some setbacks but overall, I see this as positive and Nigerians should be proud. Nigeria’s politics is fascinating just to watch it.
“What I really want to get across is that Nigeria is the biggest democracy in Africa. The world watches your progress to democracy.
“Although there were some disappointments in this election, I think overall Nigerians should be proud.”
The British envoy further told the speaker of house of representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, that the Electoral Act 2022 was a giant stride achieved by the parliament.