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  • Updated: May 19, 2023

2023 Presidency: US Secretary's Call To Tinubu Lacks Clarity — Obi

Peter Obi has weighed in on the recent call made by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

The former Anambra governor took to Twitter on Friday to say that there is a lack of clarity on the basis of the call, pointing out that the rule of law remains the core value of democracy.

Blinken's call to Tinubu has been frowned upon by many who feel it is premature given the ongoing case at the election tribunal.

In his lengthy tweet, Obi stated that Nigeria's democracy is founded on the principles the Americans hold dear and as such the relationship between both nations should be guided by the core values of democracy.

"There is still a lack of clarity on the basis of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken’s call to APC's presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 16th May 2023.

"The most fundamental tenet and core value of democracy is the rule of law.

"Nigeria’s democracy is founded on these principles which the American people hold dear.

"Without the risk of interfering in Nigeria's domestic affairs, the U.S.-Nigeria relationship should be guided by the core values of democracy.

"Above all, Nigerians expect that the U.S. responses to our affairs should be based on mutual respect, shared ideals, aspirations and interests which ought to transcend the considerations of any individual...", part of the post reads.


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