Few days after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner, the United States has congratulated the President on his re-election.
The Secretary of State in the U.S., Michael Pompeo, claimed that the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirm the credibility of the election.
he stated that the United States’ assessment was “in spite of localised violence and irregularities”.
Pompeo took the time out to call on Nigerian to ensure a free, fair and credible governorship and House of Assembly elections. He said;
“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 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.”