Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support for sustaining democracy in West African

Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigeria’s commitment to help West African countries in consolidating democracy within the sub-region.

The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while playing host to President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, who was on a one-day official visit to Nigeria.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, President Buhari said Nigeria will always support countries preparing for elections.

“We are keeping tabs on situations in countries that have elections ahead. We know the countries that are calm and the ones where there have been unfortunate casualties. We will always support those who have elections ahead so that things can go smoothly,” President Buhari said.

Burkina Faso holds legislative elections in November, this year.

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