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May 29: Tinubu, pledges to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy, promote good relations

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May 29: Tinubu, pledges to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy, promote good relations

Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to strengthen the country’s democracy and promote good relations with the United States Government as he assumes power from May 29.

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The president-elect made this known on Tuesday during a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

In the phone conversation initiated by the US diplomat, Tinubu said that among his immediate priorities would be to deliver institutional reforms and development programs to deepen our democratic institutions and bring help to poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Neptune Prime reports that in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Tunde Rahman from the office of the President-elect, Tinubu reiterated his commitment to “unite the country and ensure that Nigerians are happy and enjoy the benefits of democracy and progressive good governance.”

While there are still agitations on his election victory, the former governor of Lagos noted that his victory validated by the electoral umpire was a true reflection of the Nigerian people.

He expressed his determination to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and faithfully serve the people as their president.

According to him, without national unity, security, economic development and good governance, Nigeria would not become a better place to live in or play her proper role in the comity of African nations.

He urged the US to factor in Nigeria’s important place in Africa and provide needed assistance in the areas of security and economic investment in order for the nation to lead the way and be a shining example to the rest of the continent.

Secretary Blinken assured that Nigeria should expect a good and mutually-beneficial relationship with the US.

He promised to play his part in bringing a sustained and cordial relationship between the two nations to fruition, saying a democratic and peaceful Nigeria is important to the United States as it is to Africa.

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