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Nigeria Elections 2015 Obama calls Jonathan, Buhari

US President, Barack Obama congratulated Buhari on his victory and commended Jonathan for his statesmanship.

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(Mike Brice)

US President Barack Obama has spoken via telephone to Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan.

Obama congratulated Buhari on his victory and commended Jonathan for his statesmanship.

The US President also praised Jonathan for ensuring the conduct of peaceful elections in Nigeria.

Obama spoke to the men separately to “commend them for their leadership during Nigeria’s election,” according to the White House.

The US President had expressed his congrats to Buhari via an earlier released statement.

Buhari was named President-elect on Tuesday, March 31, after beating Jonathan by over 2 million votes.

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