LAGOS, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday expressed optimism that the current political challenges in Liberia will be resolved through constitutional means. He also urged all parties in the crisis to exercise patience while waiting for the verdict of the Supreme Court.
Buhari gave the assurance in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital when he received President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, who is the current Chairman of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He expressed hope that the outcome of the country’s Supreme Court verdict would be acceptable to all in order to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.
In his remarks, the ECOWAS Chairman said he had met with Buhari on a number of challenges facing the West African region and seek his counsel on the best way to resolve the issues. The political impasse in Liberia followed claims of fraud in the first-round of voting on Oct. 10. The Liberian Supreme Court halted the presidential run-off pending its hearing of the challenge to the first-round results by the disgruntled political parties
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