US Congratulates Buhari, Nigerians

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The United States Government has congratulated incumbent President and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari over his reelection during last Saturday’s presidential election.

This is as the country congratulates the people of Nigeria over their choice and conduct for a successful elections.

The US in a statement titled ‘Nigerian Election Results’, Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo praised “Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election.”

The full statement:

”The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

”We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.

”We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities.

”We also congratulate all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process. We call on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week.”

”Going forward, the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations.”

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