US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo phones Atiku over election

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By Ayodele Ayelomi

Michael Pompeo, the United States’ Secretary of State, has had a telephone conversation with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to affirm the international community’s commitment to free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria.

This was coming barely 48 hours after the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, called President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on phone to wish Nigeria and Nigerians well ahead of tomorrow’s general elections.

Atiku made the disclosure on his twitter handle on Friday.

“Earlier today I received a call from US Secretary of State, @SecPompeo, who reaffirmed the international community’s commitment to free and fair elections in Nigeria.” He also said that he was, “Wishing you all a peaceful elections, wherever you are. God bless Nigeria.” Meanwhile, President Clinton, who was supposed to visit the country to witness the Wednesday’s signing of peace pact between the political candidates, President Buhari, Atiku and others had to cancel his visit, saying that his visit could be politicised. He had, however, put through a telephone call to President Buhari during which he wished Nigeria well, a statement from Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, had said. “President 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,” the statement had said. e5341


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