UK Secretary urges peaceful transfer of power
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) -UNITED Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, urged outgoing Nigeria President Goodlcuk Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari to ensure peaceful transfer of power.
Buhari, who defeated Jonathan in the elections held this past weekend, is
set to be sworn in on May 29.
“I congratulate Muhammadu Buhari on his election victory as the next
President of Nigeria and also President Goodluck Jonathan for the
statesmanship he has shown in delivering free and fair elections and
accepting the result.
“It is now important for both parties to ensure the transition to a new
government remains peaceful.
“Britain has a very deep relationship with Nigeria and we look forward to working with the new president, his government and the people of Nigeria in their aspirations for prosperity,” said Hammond.
There was nothing to suggest power would not be transferred after Jonathan congratulated Buhari on his election.
Jonathan has received praise for this stance.
– CAJ News
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