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Burkina Faso Polls: Buhari pledges Nigeria’s support

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Thursday that Nigeria would work with other ECOWAS member-nations and the international community in helping Burkina Faso to conduct free, credible and peaceful elections.

At an audience with Burkinabe Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mr Rene Bagoro, Buhari gave the assurance that Nigeria would do all it can to help in the achievement of successful elections in Burkina Faso on October 15.

Bagoro was in Abuja as a special envoy of the transitional President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Michel Kafando.

“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,” Buhari assured

The President also received Niger Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms 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 Boko Haram.

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