The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, has said that Nigeria remains a symbol of democracy in West Africa.
She stated this to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when he led the Federal Government to the White House to discuss Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan on Friday.
In a statement released by her office on Saturday, Harris was quoted as saying, “Nigeria has also been an important partner in upholding the international rules-based order, whether it is tackling the democratic backsliding that we’ve been seeing in West Africa or standing up for Ukraine at the United Nations.
“The United States remains committed to supporting free and fair elections in Nigeria next February — elections which we have confidence will be peaceful and reflect the will of the people.
“And, of course, we do feel very strongly, as I know you do, that Nigeria is and must remain a bastion of democracy for West Africa.
“More broadly, Africa’s leadership is key to confronting all of the global challenges we face. And to that end, Nigeria is key.”