U.S. Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Calling for Nigerian Leadership to Fight Boko Haram and Ensure Peaceful Presidential Elections
Feb 04 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced a resolution calling on the Nigerian government to demonstrate leadership in addressing the dual challenges of Boko Haram and ensuring peaceful, transparent, and credible presidential elections.
A copy of the resolution is available here.
- Condemns Boko Haram for its violent attacks
- Urges the government of Nigeria to cooperate with regional and international partners to defeat Boko Haram and to conduct timely, credible, transparent, and peaceful elections
- Calls on candidates, party officials, and adherents to refrain from any rhetoric or action that seeks to inflame tension