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Re-Elections: US Congratulates PMB, Nigerians

The United States Government has congratulated Nigeria on a successful presidential election and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

In a statement to our correspondent titled ‘Nigerian Election Results’, Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo praised “Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election.”

Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), beat his main challenger Abubakar Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by nearly four million votes in the February 23 polls.

The US also condemned “those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.”

The statement added: “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.

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