President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that the key role United States government played before, during and after the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, was vital to the country’s stability.
The President, who said this while hosting the outgoing envoys of the U.S, Mr. James Entwistle at the State House, Abuja yesterday, said America’s insistence on free, fair and violent-free elections largely contributed to the deepening of democracy in the country.
According to Buhari, “U.S support before, during and after the 2015 elections was vital to Nigeria’s stability and I will never forget the role they played in the stability of Nigeria. We were lucky to have had an INEC Chairman who was competent and courageous.
“Mr. Ambassador, you occupied a position at a very strategic time in Nigeria’s history and I hope our historians will record this because it meant so much for our stability. I hope you write a book on your experience in Nigeria. The commitment of U.S in supporting Nigeria has been unprecedented,” the President told the outgoing U.S envoy.
Buhari also expressed appreciation to the United States military for their intelligence and humanitarian support to Nigeria in combating the Boko Haram insurgency.