Abuja - The U.S. Assistant Secretary for
Africa, Linda Thomas–Greenfield on Wednesday said that Nigeria deserved respect
from global communities for conducting a credible presidential poll.
She made this known in Abuja during an interview.
said that Nigeria had proven to the world its credibility and worth as a
nation of prized values.
“Nigeria has just had
a positive election and has proven to the world that it can transit from one
government to the other without disintegration,” she said.
The US scribe also believes that Nigeria is on the path to
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She also said that
President Goodluck Jonathan had placed himself as one of the heroes in the
Africa Hall of Fame by graciously conceding defeat after the election.
Greenfield , who expressed satisfaction at the just
concluded election , said that “the legacy of President Jonathan will not be
forgotten in a hurry.”
She urged other
African leaders to emulate Jonathan by
ensuring that peaceful and credible democracy thrives in their countries.
The US official also reminded Nigerians that elections are
not over yet adding that the remaining elections at the state and house
assemblies should be as peaceful as the presidential and National Assembly
“Elections are not over yet . I expect Nigerians to remain
calm and peaceful throughout all the remaining elections”, she said.