US congratulates Buhari, commends Nigerians

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The United States has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as president and commended Nigerians on the successful conduct of the presidential election.

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U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a statement, noted the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election.

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Pompeo said the United States’ assessment was “in spite of localised violence and irregularities”.

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He called on all Nigerians to ensure successful Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on March 9.

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

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“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 localised 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”.

*Photo: President Trump

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