By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
The United Secretary, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has congratulated the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja said that Secretary Pompeo commended all Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections and condemned those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.
He said, ‘‘We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized 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.”