US election crisis: APC condemns rioters' attack on Capitol Hill

US election crisis: APC condemns rioters' attack on Capitol Hill

- US President Donald Trump has been compared with Nigerian leader President Buhari and found wanting

- The comparison was done by the ruling party APC which noted that while strong institutions like the US' are important, they work better when leaders have integrity

- President Buhari, APC says, displayed 'outstanding credential of a true democrat' when he lost elections in the past

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Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned the attack on the US Capitol by the country's citizens who were protesting alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election.

In a statement signed by its national secretary, Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, the APC extolled the virtues of the US' democratic system but noted that a leader with integrity is also very important.

The party noted that President Buhari acted like a true democrat when he lost elections by taking his case as far as the Supreme Court.

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Pro-Trump supporters outside the US Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, to protest alleged voter fraud in the 2020 election. Photo credit: Samuel Corum
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In the statement shared on its Twitter handle, the APC said:

"The events of the past 72hrs in the United States of America is to say the least condemnable. Over time, the elections of the US has been used as a touchstone for elections in other democracies."
"It is settled that strong institutions are fundamental to the sustenance of democracies. However, this US election saga strongly underscores the fact that the integrity of the country's leader essentially complements the workings of these institutions."
"President Muhammadu Buhari contested and lost elections a couple of times and followed the process through to the Supreme Court on all accounts. This is an outstanding credential of a true democrat."

Like the APC, several world leaders also condemned the Capitol Hill incident which was a protest by pro-Trump supporters.

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Nations that are strong allies of the US like the United Kingdom and Canada condemned the development which they feared is a threat to one of the world's most refined democracies.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that President-elect Joe Biden lambasted President Donald Trump over his recent attitude.

Biden called outgoing US leader an embarrassment and said Trump's decision to skip the January 20 inauguration is "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on".

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