Germany has said it is expecting Nigeria to conduct a credible election in 2015 that will reflect the wish of Nigerians.
The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel, made this remark on Tuesday during her visit to the University of Port Harcourt to discuss the reintroduction of the Department of German Studies in the university.
Janetzke-Wenzel explained that Germany, as a democratic country, was looking forward to a 2015 Nigerian election that would portray honesty and transparency.
“Talking about election in 2015 in Nigeria, basically, we have the expectation that the election will be fair, credible, honest and authentic. That is what we expect.
“We also expect that the result of the election will be a true reflection of what the voters want,” Janetzke-Wenzel, who was represented by the Culture and Press Attaché in the German Embassy in Nigeria, Dr. Burkard Weth, said.
On the report that over 50 German investors have shown interest in investing in Nigeria, the envoy promised that the German Government would support the process.
Describing the German economy as free and independent, Janetzke-Wenzel said it was up to the investors in the European country to do business in Nigeria.
“On the plan by German investors to invest in Nigeria, we support the process. The economy is free and independent in Germany and it is up to investors in my country to do business here. We will definitely give them the necessary support,” she stressed.
She described UNIPORT as an important institution that could offer German Language without hitch, adding that it would be easier for academics, who understood German language, to carry our research in the country.