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U.S Congratulates Goodluck Jonathan

By Chinyere Amalu, Abuja
The United States (U.S. A)  Government has congratulated Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, even as it pledges to support Nigerian Government in actualizing its developmental goals.

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Sanders in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday on this week’s political developments in Nigeria, said, “We believe that the principle of democracy have been served well in Nigeria through the leadership shown by the National Assembly, the Governors’ Forum, several Ministers, and the courts in finding a way out of the political impasse”.

According to Sanders, the commitment of all elements of Nigerian society to constitutional process and the rule of law are commendable.   “The best interests of the country and the future of Nigeria have been well served by this action.”

The U.S. Ambassador also offered assurances “that the United States stands ready to support the Government and the people of Nigeria to achieve many important goals in its immediate future, including free and fair national elections in 2011.

For example, providing for an accurate, credible and transparent national voter registry would be a good first step. The successful visit of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, clearly demonstrates the strong relationship between the U.S. and Nigeria and  hopes that we share for Nigeria’s democratic, peaceful and prosperous future.”

The Ambassador concluded  that  the U.S. Government looks forward to working with the Government and people of this great nation.” added U.S Envoy.


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