Blinken spoke this morning with Nigerian Presidentelect Bola Ahmed Tinubu to emphasize his continued commitment to further strengthening the U.S.Nigeria relationship with the incoming administration.
The Secretary noted that the U.S.Nigeria partnership is built on shared interests and strong peopletopeople ties and that those links should continue to strengthen under Presidentelect Tinubus tenure.
Former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said the phone call by the United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, to Presidentelect, Bola Tinubu, contradicted the position of the United States government on Nigerias 2023 general election.
Atiku, who said he was in disbelief over the phone call, added that to give legitimacy to the election, which according to him, was widely acknowledged as fraudulent was demoralising to citizens who have hedged their bet on democracy and the sanctity of the ballot.
Describing the US as the bastion of democracy, the former vice president of Nigeria said it was inconceivable that such an interface between Blinken and Tinubu took place since the US was well briefed on the sham presidential election of February 25.
A press statement from the US State Department early Wednesday disclosed that Blinken spoke with Tinubu, emphasising continued commitment to strengthening the USNigeria relationship.
The statement reads The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller Secretary of State Antony J.
Secretary Blinken and Presidentelect Tinubu discussed the importance of inclusive leadership that represents all Nigerians, continued comprehensive security cooperation, and reforms to support economic growth.
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