Nigeria: Nigeria to assist Burkina Faso to organize polls

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has pledged to work with other ECOWAS member-nations and the international community to assist Burkina Faso in conducting free, credible and peaceful elections.

Speaking at an audience with Mr Rene Bagoro, a Special Envoy of the transitional President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Michel Kafando, President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria would do all that it can to help in the achievement of successful elections in Burkina Faso on 15 Oct.

"I am aware that ECOWAS is providing logistics support and some form of electoral assistance to Burkina Faso. Nigeria will provide its own support as soon as possible,’’ President Buhari assured Mr. Bagoro, who is Burkina Faso’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, during a meeting between the two in the capital city of Abuja Thursday.

PANA quoted a presidency statement as saying President Buhari also received Niger Republic's  Minister of Foreign Affairs Aichatou Kane, who delivered a special message from President Mahamadou Issoufou.

The message from the Nigerien leader and President Buhari's discussion with the Foreign Minister focused on ongoing efforts to strengthen the Multinational Joint Task Force established to combat the insurgent group Boko Haram.
-0- PANA SEG 2July2015

02 july 2015 17:19:27




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