The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that his administration will give robust support to the Republic of Niger, which holds presidential and national assembly elections later this month.
President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in the audience Namadi Sambo, the former Vice President who heads ECOWAS Election Mission to the West African country.
President Muhammadu Buhari applauded the Republic of Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou, for not attempting to tamper with his country’s Constitution to elongate his stay in power after serving for the maximum two terms.
“I come from Daura, a few kilometers to the Republic of Niger, so I should know a bit about that country. The President is quite decent, and we are regularly in touch. He is sticking to the maximum term prescribed by the Constitution of his country.
“Also, we share more than 1,400 kilometers of border with that country, which can only be effectively supervised by God. I will speak with the President and offer his country our support. We need to do all we can to help stabilize the Sahel region, which is also in our interest,” President Buhari said.
Namadi Sambo, the Former Vice President, congratulated the Nigerian President on the successful return of 344 abducted students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, and his 78th birthday last week.
Namadi Sambo 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 ECOWAS stakeholders.
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