UNITED States’ government
has urged Nigeria’s President
Goodluck Jonathan to play
a leadership role in global
issues after his presidency.
The White House in a
statement issued yesterday
through its Embassy in
Nigeria stated that the
American Vice President, Joe
Biden, made a phone call to
Nigeria’s President.
It extolled President
Jonathan for the role he
played in the peaceful
conduct of the March 28
presidential election.
The statement read:
“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 Presidentelect
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.”
President Jonathan, a
presidential candidate of the
Peoples Democratic Party had
conceded defeat to Maj. Gen.
Muhammadu Buhari, of the
All Progressives Congress’
after the announcement
of the election results by
the Independent National
Electoral Commission.