President Muhammadu Buhari has been congratulated by the US government after he emerged winner of the presidential election held on February 23rd, 2019, in Nigeria.
Buhari got re-elected after defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A statement by the Vice President of the US, Michael Pompeo, says it:
“congratulates the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.”“We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn 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.”