“Going forward, the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations,” a statement by United States authorities said.

It is already two days since President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of the 2019 general elections and congratulatory messages are still coming in. 

The US is one of the nations that have sent in messages to President Buhari to congratulate him and Nigerians on the successful conduct of the presidential election. 

U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in the statement, noted the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election.

Pompeo said the United States’ assessment was “in spite of  localised violence and irregularities”.

Governorship elections will hold on March 9 and the US urged all Nigerians to ensure successful Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on March 9.

Pompeo said: “The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.

“We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.

“We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localised violence and irregularities.

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“We also congratulate all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process.

“We call on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week.

“Going forward, the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations”.

President Buhari had in the election of February 23 polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who also garnered 11,255,978 votes.

But Atiku has said his party would challenge Buhari's victory in court.

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