Daily Trust (Abuja)

8 November 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan Congratulates Obama Over Re-Election

Photo: Scout Tufankjian/Obama for America
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney at the second presidential debate.

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated President Barrack Obama over his re-election for a second term in office as president of the United States of America.

A statement by his spokesman, Reuben Abati, yesterday said, "On behalf of himself, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates President Barrack Obama on his success in winning re-election in yesterday's presidential elections in the United States.

"President Jonathan welcomes President Obama's victory in an intensely fought presidential race as an endorsement by the good people of United States of his leadership, progressive world view and the very good work he has done in the past four years towards ending global economic depression and fostering global peace and security.

"Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union enjoyed very cordial and productive relations with the Obama Administration in his first term; President Jonathan looks forward to continuing to build on Nigeria's and Africa's developmental collaboration with the United States in the next four years."

The statement said Jonathan looks forward to the further strengthening of US-Nigeria bilateral relations and the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission which was established in President Obama's first term as the primary platform for the promotion of greater trade and economic cooperation between both countries as well as bilateral collaboration in other areas.

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