Buhari receives report from Namadi Sambo, glad over elections in Niger Republic

Nigeria shares than 1,400 kilometres of border with Republic of Niger, and we should be concerned about the stability of that country, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. 

According to a statement by Presisential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, the President spoke Monday at State House, Abuja, while receiving a report on the elections in the neighbouring country from former , Namadi Sambo, who ECOWAS Head of Mission on the election in Republic of Niger. 

“We are concerned about their stability, and I am glad the elections went well. I am happy it was transparent, as attested to by of the observers,” President Buhari said. 

congratulated Architect Sambo and his team for a job well done, stating; “I am glad you came back with good news.” 

The ECOWAS Head of Mission on the election said met with all the stakeholders before the polls, which went into run- after the initial exercise in December last year was inconclusive, “and we observed about 400 polling units in five regions of the country, and the process was peaceful, done professionally. Every citizen was given the right to and be voted for.” 

The candidate of the ruling party was announced electoral body as having won than 50% of the votes, a decision disputed opposition candidate, who has approached the constitutional court for redress. It the court which has powers to declare a winner in an election, according to the Constitution of Republic of Niger. 

Former Sambo described the election as “a great improvement on that of December 27 last year,” and thanked President Buhari for facilitating the transportation needs of his team.