People’s Votes Must Count In Nigeria’s 2023 Elections, Says American VP
Vice-President Kamala Harris of the United States of America has expressed hope that the result of next year’s General Election in Nigeria will reflect the will of Nigerians.
According to her, “Africa’s leadership is key to confronting all of the global challenges we face and to that end, Nigeria is key.”
“So, we look forward to strengthening our partnership,” she said.
Harris also praised Nigeria’s leadership role in upholding democracy in West Africa.
“Nigeria has also been an important partner in upholding the international rules-based order, whether it is tackling the democratic backsliding that we’ve been seeing in West Africa, or standing up for Ukraine at the United Nations.
“The United States remains committed to supporting free and fair elections in Nigeria next February, elections, which we have confidence will be peaceful and reflect the will of the people and of course, we do feel very strongly, as I know you do, that Nigeria is and must remain a bastion of democracy for West Africa,” she said.
She added: More broadly, Africa’s leadership is key to confronting all of the global challenges we face and to that end, Nigeria is key. So, we look forward to strengthening our partnership,” she said.