By Ifeanyi Ochonogor
The United States has congratulated the people of Nigeria on what they described as a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his reelection.
In a statement by the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the country commended all Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.
The United States says it however notes the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities.
The super power nation also congratulated all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process.
The United States, which is seen as the beacon of modern democracy and civil liberties, also used the statement to call on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week.
Secretary Pompeo declared that the United States remains committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations, going forward.