Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), a top ranking member of the United States of America Senate says it is disappointing to see the Biden administration embrace the rseult of the flawed Nigerian Presidential Election, cautioning against rushing to embrace the outcome.
Risch, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “The ongoing electoral process in Nigeria is widely viewed as deeply flawed by election observers and many Nigerians. It is disappointing to see the administration rush to embrace the result while the full picture of what occurred during this electoral process is yet to be seen.
He warned that the rush will undermine the United State’s position as an effective partner to all Nigerians, adding that their Government should be more concerned with supporting the Nigerian people and their Democratic aspirations.
“I’ve expressed similar concerns related to other areas of our relationship with the Nigerian government. I worry this rush to judgement will undermine our ability to be an effective partner to all Nigerians, especially given their longstanding desire for democracy.
“With Nigeria heading into state-level elections in just a few days, it is important that the United States be more concerned with supporting the Nigerian people and their democratic aspirations than embracing the Nigerian government.”