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Nigeria is concerned with the peace of Niger Republic – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said the peace and safety of Niger Republic is important to Nigeria because they are the country’s very close neighbour.

The President stated this through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, after receiving in audience Namadi Sambo, former Nigerian Vice President who is now the ECOWAS Head of Mission on the elections in Niger Republic.

Mr Buhari also commended the country’s outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou and his government for keeping to their country’s Constitution with respect to run-off polls scheduled for February 21, 2021.

The statement titled “Nigerien run-off polls: President Buhari praises outgoing government for following the constitution.”

“Neighbourliness, whether national or individual, is very important, as the peace of your neighbour, or lack of it, may also affect your own well-being,” Buhari stated.

He then wished the Republic of Niger, Sambo and his team best of luck, as the run-off polls hold over the weekend.

The ECOWAS Head of Mission said campaigns have been peaceful thus far, as the contending political parties seal deals and alliances for outright victory.

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