UPDATED: “With Acknowledged Copy Submitted to US Embassy” – An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry and President Barack Obama – Re: The Nigerian Elections and Boko Haram

UPDATED: “With Acknowledged Copy Submitted to US Embassy”


Note: I got a physical copy of this letter submitted to the US Embassy in Abuja on February 10th, 2015 – find copy attached:


February 9, 2015

Dear Senator John Kerry:

I have decided as a 39 year old Nigerian Citizen that has lived in Nigeria all my life to write you this letter – one that I am equally copying to President Barack Obama and Ambassador James Entwistle based on your press statement of February 7, 2015 that read thus:


The United States is deeply disappointed by the decision to postpone Nigeria’s presidential election, which had been scheduled for February 14.

Political interference with the Independent National Electoral Commission is unacceptable, and it is critical that the government not use security concerns as a pretext for impeding the democratic process. The international community will be watching closely as the Nigerian government prepares for elections on the newly…

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