U.S President Obama commends Nigerian leaders, urges peaceful transition

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015.
U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015.

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday commended Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and current President Goodluck Jonathan following the African nation’s first democratic transfer of power, and he praised the country’s commitment to democracy.

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“I urge President-Elect Buhari and President Jonathan to repeat their calls to their supporters to continue to respect the election outcomes, focus on unifying the country, and together lead Nigeria through a peaceful transition,” Obama said in a statement.

 

SOurce:Reuters

 

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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