- PDP presidential candidate said he received a phone call from the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, ahead of the general elections
- According to Atiku Abubakar, the US government through its secretary of state, reaffirmed that the international community is committed to free and fair elections in Nigeria
- Former US President Bill Clinton earlier canceled his scheduled trip to Nigeria few days to the presidential poll
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, on Friday, February 15, said he received a phone call from the US government reaffirming the international community’s commitment to free and fair elections in Nigeria.
Atiku who made this known through his verified twitter handle, further disclosed that the US secretary of state, Michael R. Pompeo, made the call on behalf of the government.
Recall that Atiku arrived Washington DC on a visit to the United States in January. Atiku in a tweet on Thursday night, January 17, said he would be meeting with Nigerians living in Washington DC metropolis and the business community.
The PDP presidential candidate was in the company of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki. "Just arrived Washington D.C for meeting with US government officials, Nigerians living in D.C metropolis and the business community," the tweet read.
In a related development, President 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 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.
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.
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