US urges President to remain global leader

The advice was given to Jonathan by US Vice President, Joe Biden during a conversation on Monday, April 20, 2015.

President Goodluck Jonathan

The United States has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to continue to play a role in global leadership despite his failed re-election bid.

The advice was given to Jonathan by US Vice President, Joe Biden during a conversation on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Details of the conversation were disclosed via a statement issued by the US Embassy in Abuja.

It reads:

“Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to commend him for his leadership in ensuring Nigeria’s recent elections were peaceful and orderly.”

“The Vice President noted that President Jonathan’s actions to accept the results and congratulate President-elect Buhari, as well as his steps to date to ensure a successful transition, have strengthened Nigeria’s democracy and set a strong example for Africa and the world.”

“The Vice President encouraged President Jonathan to remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues after his presidency ends.”

Jonathan is expected to officially hand-over to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, 2015.

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