President Buhari pledges support for elections in Niger Republic

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President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will give robust support to the Republic of Niger which holds presidential and national assembly elections later this month.

The President spoke today at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the country.

A statement signed by the President’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said Buhari applauded President Mahamadou Issoufou for not attempting to tamper with the Constitution of his country, and elongate his stay in power, after serving for the maximum two terms.

Former Vice President Sambo congratulated President Buhari on the successful return of abducted schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State, and also his 78th birthday, last week.

He pledged that ECOWAS would ensure peaceful and fair elections in the Republic of Niger, despite current political, legal and security issues, adding that meetings were already being held with the relevant stakeholders.

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