The Government of United States has refused to comment on a statement credited to President Donald Trump, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was “lifeless”.
According to report, Trump has stated this after Buhari visited the White House earlier this year.
Counselor for Public Affairs, US Embassy, Aruba Amirthanayagam, while speaking in Minna, Niger State on Tuesday during his visit to Zubair Idris, the Executive Director of Prestige FM Radio, said: “We have no specific comment on that, a newspaper published it, the paper should comment on it.
“And we will do all we can to assist Nigeria’s government.
“The United States expects that the 2019 general elections will be free and transparent.
“I think we should repeat the success we had in the last election because we have had elections in some parts of Africa that have not gone well. What we got in 2015 was great for Nigeria and for the rest of Africa and other developing countries.”