Nigeria’s Buhari Upbeat about Ending Liberia’s Election Crisis

Nigeria’s President Buhari receives President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo

LAGOS –––Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed confidence that the current political challenges in Liberia will be resolved through constitutional means.

The veteran Nigerian leader urged all parties in the crisis to exercise patience while awaiting the verdict of the Supreme Court.

The Nigerian leader made the remark in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital when he received President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, who is the current the Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Buhari voiced his hope that the outcome of the country’s Supreme Court verdict would be acceptable to all in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.

Responding, the ECOWAS Chairman and Togolese leader Faure Gnassigbe said he had met with Buhari on a number of challenges facing the West African region and seek his counsel on the best way to resolve the issues.

The gridlock in Liberia followed allegations of fraud in the first-round of voting on Oct. 10.

The Supreme Court of Liberia has stopped the presidential run-off pending its hearing of the challenge to the first-round results by the disgruntled political parties.

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.
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