The West has accepted the outcome of Saturday’s elections in Nigeria and the US and UK have sent in congratulatory messages. This is as foreign observers have issued their report giving pass mark to the elections and the outcome.
The video of the foreign observers press briefing went viral yesterday debunking insinuations that the elections were totally marred and nothing to salvage from it.
The United States in particular congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for another 4-year term, whilst also commending Nigerians that participated peacefully in the vote.
The U.S. Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo in a statement Friday said America remains committed to working with Nigeria to achieve greater prosperity for both nations.
“The United States 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.”
The UK was first to congratulate Buhari and said the elections were credible.