Nigeria remains pillar of democracy in West Africa, US VP tells Osinbajo

The United States of America’s Vice President, Kamala Harris, has said that Nigeria remains the pillar of democracy in West Africa.

She said this to Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, during his visit when he led the Federal Government of Nigeria’s delegation to the White House to discuss Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan on.

According to a statement released by her office on Saturday, Harris was quoted as saying, “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.

“More broadly, Africa’s leadership is key to confronting all of the global challenges we face. And to that end, Nigeria is key.”

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