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Biden Snubs Tinubu, Buhari, and APC Again.

Biden snubs Tinubu, Buhari, and South-West APC again.

President Joe Biden of the United States snubs Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the aftermath of the February 2023 elections, which was fraught with irregularities.
Made known in a White House press briefing, President Biden opted to send a team led by the lower-ranking cabinet member, Honourable Marcia L. Fudge(Secretary, US Department for Housing and Urban Development), to the event held in honour of the APC leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It is important to note that Nigeria and the United States of America are strategic partners in Africa, and they are by obligation meant to honour said agreement, including making an appearance at the meeting slated for May 29, 2023. However, it is no news that after the chaos of the Nigerian Presidential Elections of February this year, the United States condemned the process, with strong words as truncating democracy, first by the leader of their monitoring Stacey Abrams(Former US Congress Minority Leader), and recently, by the US Secretary Of State Antony J. Blinken where the United States announced the imposition of Visa Bans for proponents of the violent injustice on the Nigerian people during the February and March 2023 Polls.

Therefore, this snub decision underscores the United States’ disappointment over the electoral process in Nigeria, signalling the early days of a potential strain on diplomatic relations between the two Nations if the rule of law is not adhered to, considering the results of that election and the process itself is under contention in the Nigerian Judiciary.
It is also worthy of note that there has not been such a scarcity of legitimacy granted to this process by the comity of nations as it exists today.

Kindly recall that John Kerry(US Secretary of State) Chaired the delegation in the 2015 transition, where President Barrack Obama was absent.

This came after President Barrack Obama made a Congratulatory phone Call to President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari, pledging the full support of The United States Government and its allies to help the new Nigerian Government Succeed. But, unfortunately, the same cannot be said of President Biden to the former Governor of Lagos State, Tinubu, to this date.