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Kerry Leads U.S. Delegation For Buhari’s Inauguration

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

UNITED States of America (U.S) Secretary of State, John Kerry, will lead his country’s delegation to the inauguration of Nigerian president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja next week, the White House said Tuesday May 19, 2015.


Buhari will be sworn in on May 29 after defeating outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan in the first Nigerian election that saw the opposition candidate defeat an incumbent.


The White House said the other members of the US delegation would be announced in the coming days.


A large number of African and Western leaders are expected to attend the ceremony.


Kerry visited Nigeria in January in the run-up to the vote and issued a clear warning that the strength of future U.S. cooperation would be tied to the success of the polls.