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Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘Jonathan acted in country’s best interest,’ US Secretary of State says

US Secretary of State, John Kerry also congratulated the Nigerian people and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

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US Secretary of State, John Kerry visits Nigeria

(US State Department)

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan over the peaceful conduct of Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Kerry also congratulated the Nigerian people and President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

The Secretary of State made the comments via a statement released by the US Department of State.

It reads:

“We laud both President Jonathan and General Buhari for their public commitments to the Abuja Accord signed in January and reaffirmed on March 26, respecting the official results, and encouraging their supporters to do the same.”

“We commend President Jonathan for his years of service and for having acted in the best interest of his country.  We welcome President Jonathan’s calls for unity and calm during this transition period.”

Kerry had visited with both men in January in a bid to ensure peaceful and credible polls.

Buhari beat Jonathan to win the March 28 and 29 elections and was presented with his Certificate of Return on Wednesday, April 1.

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