Buhari appreciates Bill Clinton for wishing Nigeria free, fair elections

Buhari appreciates Bill Clinton for wishing Nigeria free, fair elections

- Former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, has been commended by President Buhari for his continuous support for Nigeria

- Buhari assured the former US president of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections

- Clinton, however, wished Nigeria well as her citizens head to the polls on Saturday, February 16

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night, February 13, commended former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy.

Reports have claimed that the president, who took a telephone call from Clinton described him as a friend of the country.

President Buhari made this commendation while reacting to the US president constant support for the peace, stability and progress of Nigeria under a democratic dispensation.

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According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, special assistant on media and publicity, President Buhari assured Clinton of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections in the weeks ahead.

Clinton, who regretted his inability to visit the country to witness the signing of the final peace accord before the general elections, wished Nigeria well as her citizens go to the polls.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the APC's flag bearer, President Buhari and Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, met in person at International Conference Center in Abuja to sign the national peace accord for the second time.

The event was attended by dignitaries like the country's former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bishop Mathew Kukah, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, among others.

The former US president was expected to watch over the second peace pact to be signed between President Buhari and the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, February 13.

However, he cancelled his trip to Nigeria. Clinton's spokesman, however, says his visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the committee.

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The National Peace Committee had invited Clinton to deliver a keynote address and witness Nigeria's major presidential candidates sign another peace accord. The committee had also invited Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

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