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US vice president phones Jonathan, hails his leadership quality
The Vice President of the United States (US), Mr Joe Biden, has commended President Goodluck Jonathan, on his leadership quality.
Biden noted that his actions to accept the results of the presidential poll and his steps to ensure a successful transition has not only strengthened Nigeria’s democracy but set a strong example for Africa and the world.
Biden, who spoke to Jonathan on telephone, urged him to remain engaged and play a leadership role in global issues after his presidency ends.
This was contained in a readout of the US vice president’s call with Nigerian president made available to cyboknews on Tuesday by the embassy in Abuja.
It 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.”