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Nigerian leader condoles death of Malawi's president

04-07-2012 21:15 BJT

ABUJA, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday condoled the death of Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika, while urging the political leadership of the southern African country and its security agencies to ensure a constitutional transfer of presidential power.

Jonathan emphasized the need for all stakeholders in Malawi to keep with the country's existing constitutional order, ahead of the country's next presidential elections scheduled for 2014.

"I want to assure the people of Malawi of the sympathy and solidarity of the people of Nigeria and Africa as they mourn late President Bingu Wa Mutharika who was also Chairperson of the African Union from January 2010 to January 2011," President Jonathan said in his condolence message made available to Xinhua.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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