U.S. Vice President, Joe Bidden urges President Jonathan to Remain Engaged by Playing Leadership Roles Globally


In view of the recently concluded 2015 general elections, President Goodluck Jonathan has received global commendations. U.S. Vice President, Joe Bidden called on Monday to commend the leadership of the president for ensuring a peaceful, free and fair election.

Mr. Bidden, who also congratulated the President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari rtd. on his victory, also urged President Goodluck to remain engaged and play leadership roles in global issues.

The statement reads:
“Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to commend him for his leadership in ensuring Nigeria’s recent elections were peaceful and orderly.

“The Vice President noted that President Jonathan’s actions to accept the results and congratulate President-elect Buhari, as well as his steps to date to ensure a successful transition, have strengthened Nigeria’s democracy and set a strong example for Africa and the world.

“The Vice President encouraged President Jonathan to remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues after his presidency ends.”