Biden Hails Buhari for Promoting Democracy in Africa – THISDAYLIVE


* Describes him as real model for democracy 

Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

United States President Joe Biden has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in deepening democracy not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa.

The US President spoke in Washington DC while meeting with leaders of six African countries billed to have elections in 2023 on the sidelines of the US-Africa Leaders Summit taking place in the US capital.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Biden said he had followed the trajectory of the Nigerian leader since 2015 when he was elected president from being an opposition leader at a time he (Biden) was a vice-president.  

He added that it was very heartening that Nigeria is quite a model for democracy, especially the fact that President Buhari is not seeking a third term.

The US President therefore encouraged Buhari and the Nigerian electoral umpire to…

Source: Thisday Newspaper