Obama commends Nigerian leaders, urges peaceful transition

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U.S. President Barack Obama   in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday commended Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and current President Goodluck Jonathan following the African nation’s first democratic transfer of power, and he praised the country’s commitment to democracy.

“I urge President-Elect Buhari and President Jonathan to repeat their calls to their supporters to continue to respect the election outcomes, focus on unifying the country, and together lead Nigeria through a peaceful transition,” Obama said in a statement.

 

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