President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his discussion with former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.
Former US President, Clinton, had canceled his trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s general elections, saying the visit could be “politicized”.
Buhari, in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, released on Thursday, appreciated Clinton for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy despite missing the final signing of the peace accord.
The President, who took a telephone call from President Clinton Wednesday night, said the ex-president regretted not visiting Nigeria.
He said Clinton, in the telephone call on Wednesday night, wished Nigeria a free and fair poll on Saturday.
Buhari further commended his constant support for the peace, stability, and progress of Nigeria under a democratic dispensation, describing the ex-US president as a friend of the country.
The statement read in part: “President Buhari assured Clinton of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections in the weeks ahead.
“President Clinton, who regretted his inability to visit the country to witness the signing of the final peace accord before the general elections, wished Nigeria well as her citizens go to the polls.”
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