Obama praises Nigeria's president for conceding defeat

A man reads the Sun Daily newspaper with headlines announcing the victory of the main opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, in Lagos, on April 1, 2015“President Jonathan has placed his country’s interests first by conceding the election and congratulating president-elect (Muhammadu) Buhari on his victory,” Obama said in a White House statement. “I look forward to working with President Jonathan throughout the remainder of his term, and I thank him for his many years of service and his statesmanlike conduct at this critical juncture,” Obama said. “The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles,” Obama said.

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