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Presidential Election: Nigerians Deserve To Choose Their Future – Biden

Joe Biden, the President of the United States of America, has called for peaceful and credible elections in Nigeria on Saturday February 25.

More than 93 million registered voters are going the polls to queue up behind their favourite candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

President Biden, in a statement on Thursday, commended the accord by the presidential candidates and political parties on Wednesday.

The frontrunner are Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; Rabiu Kwankwaso, New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, favoured by most of the polls.

Biden said by signing the pledge, the parties and candidates have committed to accept the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and to support a peaceful transition of power.

“Elections are a fundamental part of a functioning democracy, and all Nigerians deserve this chance to choose their future — freely and fairly”, Biden said.

“While the United States does not support any single candidate or party, we strongly support a peaceful and transparent process that reflects the will of the people of Nigeria.

“On election day, I encourage all Nigerians — no matter their religion, region, or ethnicity —to exercise this fundamental freedom and make their voices heard — including young voters, many of whom may be heading to the ballot box for the first time.”

Biden stressed that America stands with the Nigerian people as they chart a path toward a more democratic, prosperous, and secure future.

“I appreciate President Buhari’s firm commitment that the will of the people will be respected,” the U.S. leader added.

President Biden encouraged voters to remain peaceful and patient as their ballots are tallied, and urged the political parties and candidates to live up to their pledge.

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US vice president Kamala Harris to be acting President as Joe Biden undergo medical procedure

US vice president Kamala Harris will serve as acting president while President Joe Biden is under anaesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, the White House has said.

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joe biden and kamala harris

“As was the case when President George W Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period of time when he is under anaesthesia,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. “The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time.”

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joe biden
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joe biden and kamala harris

Mr. Biden arrived at the Walter Reed Medical Centre on Friday for his annual physical, his first while serving as president. Ms. Psaki added that the White House will release a report on Mr. Biden’s health later on Friday. The physical was not initially on the public presidential schedule but was announced hours before Mr Biden left the White House at around 8.30am. He arrived at the hospital in Maryland at 8.51am.

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joe biden

Mr. Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, is the oldest person in US history to hold the office of president.

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kamala harris

Ms. Harris, who is the first woman to serve as vice president, is also the first woman to wield presidential power.

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Lady Gaga reveal she was afraid when Trump was President and she wore a bullet proof dress to perform at President Biden’s inauguration

The award wining singer was talking to British Vogue about her performance at the presidential inauguration ceremony when she said she was quite afraid during Trump’s regime and she wore a bulletproof dress to perform at the ceremony.

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lady gaga

Lady Gaga also revealed the experience of performing at the ceremony will never leave her and called it the proudest moment of her life in the interview.

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lady gaga

singing at the US Capitol “one of the proudest days of my whole life.” I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out and 46 is something I’ll be able to tell my children all about,” Gaga told the magazine. She continued that she was “singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress” at the ceremony and that if she hadn’t been a performer, one of her dreams was to become a combat journalist. When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection.”