United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, in a statement in Washington D.C, commended Nigerians and candidates for their participation in the elections and noted that the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localized violence and irregularities. Pompeo said:
“The United States congratulates the people of Nigeria on a successful presidential election, and President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election.
“We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the election and condemn those whose acts of violence harmed Nigerians and the electoral process.
“We note the assessments of international and domestic observer missions affirming the overall credibility of the election, despite localised violence and irregularities.
“We also congratulate all the other candidates for their peaceful participation in the electoral process. “We call on all Nigerians to ensure successful state elections next week.”
The United States further said going forward, it remained committed to working together with Nigeria to achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations