Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Nigerian President Jonathan

The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Nigerian President Jonathan

Vice President 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.