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Tinubu Promise Blinken That He Will Strengthen Nigeria, U.S. Relations

How I Got Political Asylum in the US - Tinubu Bola Tinubu, the incoming president, reminisced about how, in 1995, under General Sani Abacha's rule, he got political asylum in the US.

The former head of state had broken down on NGOs, attorneys, medics, and journalists that advocated for human rights.

The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), A group that opposed the Abacha government, was where the President-elect belonged at the time.

Due to pressure from Abacha, Tinubu had left the country.

Tinubu explained how America protected him during the trying times when speaking on the phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The President-elect's spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, made this information public in a statement.

"During the talks, which lasted about 20 minutes, President-elect Tinubu spoke about his lengthy and eventful stay in America, recalling how the US granted him asylum when, as a result of his tenacious fight for democracy in Nigeria, the late General Sani Abacha's military junta drove him into exile," Rahman said.

According to the President-elect, one of his top priorities going forward will be to implement institutional reforms and development initiatives to strengthen the nation's democratic institutions and assist the impoverished and most vulnerable Nigerians. 

In response to Secretary Blinken, the President-elect stated that Nigeria will not improve as a place to live in or fulfill her legitimate position in the community of African nations without national unity, security, economic development, and good governance.

News Source: Nig24news

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