The United States Government has congratulated incumbent President and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari over his reelection during last Saturday’s presidential election.
This is as the country congratulates the people of Nigeria over their choice and conduct for a successful elections.
Recall that President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in the early hours of Wednesday declared as winner of the last Saturday’s presidential election by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu polling a total of 15,191,847 to defeat his closest challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got a total of 11, 262,978 votes.
The US in a statement titled ‘Nigerian Election Results’, Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo praised “Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election.”
The US also condemned “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 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.” the statement added.