By Chinyere Amalu, Abuja
The United States (U.S. A)Â 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 weekâ€™s political developments in Nigeria, said, â€œWe believe that the principle of democracy have been served well in Nigeria through the leadership shown by the National Assembly, the Governorsâ€™ Forum, several Ministers, and the courts in finding a way out of the political impasseâ€.
According to Sanders, the commitment of all elements of Nigerian society to constitutional process and the rule of law are commendable.Â Â â€œThe best interests of the country and the future of Nigeria have been well served by this action.â€
The U.S. Ambassador also offered assurances â€œthat 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 andÂ hopes that we share for Nigeriaâ€™s democratic, peaceful and prosperous future.â€
The Ambassador concludedÂ thatÂ the U.S. Government looks forward to working with the Government and people of this great nation.â€ added U.S Envoy.