By Deji Elumoye
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed Nigeria’s dedication to making sure political stability within the neighbouring Niger Republic, as it’s in the most effective curiosity of the nation to take action.
The president, in an announcement by his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, mentioned since Nigeria shares greater than 1,400 kilometres of border with Republic of Niger, it ought to be involved concerning the stability of that nation.
He spoke on the State Home, Abuja, whereas receiving a report on the elections within the neighbouring nation from former Vice President Namadi Sambo, who’s ECOWAS Head of Mission on the election in Republic of Niger.
“We’re involved about their stability, and I’m glad the elections went nicely. I’m completely happy it was clear, as attested to by a lot of the observers,” he added.
He congratulated Sambo and his workforce for a job nicely achieved, saying, “I’m glad you got here again with excellent news.”
The ECOWAS Head of Mission on the election mentioned he met with all of the stakeholders earlier than the polls, which went into run-off after the preliminary ballot in December final 12 months was inconclusive, “and we noticed about 400 polling models in 5 areas of the nation, and the method was peaceable, achieved professionally. Each citizen was given the suitable to vote and be voted for.”
Sambo described the election as “an awesome enchancment on that of December 27 final 12 months,” and thanked Buhari for facilitating the transportation wants of his workforce.
The candidate of the ruling occasion was introduced by the electoral physique as having received greater than 50 per cent of the votes, a choice disputed by the opposition candidate, who has now approached the constitutional courtroom for redress.
It’s the courtroom which has powers to declare a winner in an election, based on the Structure of Republic of Niger.