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President Obama Congratulates Buhari, Says He’s Impressed

US President, Barack Obama
US President, Barack Obama

President Barack Obama of the United States of America has congratulated the president-elect of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that the result of last Saturday’s election has “shown the world the strength” of the African country’s commitment to Democratic ideals.

In a statement from White House today, Obama said that he was impressed with how Nigerians “came together to decide the future of their country peacefully.”

The American President said that he wanted to commend both President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded defeat and General Muhammadu Buhari who won the election for “their public commitments to non-violence throughout the campaign.”

This is against the background of General Buhari’s promise “to heal wounds” after a hard-fought contest left people emotionally drained. [myad]

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