Bill Clinton cancels trip to Nigeria


Samuel Oladipupo Essoodee

A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his trip to Nigeria based on the view that it could be politicised.

According to CNN, a press release signed by his spokesman, Angel Ureña, read: “Over the course of the last several days, and after various conversations with the different stakeholders, it’s become apparent that President Clinton’s visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicised in a way that is not in line with the goals of the Committee. Therefore, he will not be travelling to Abuja.”

Clinton had been named one of the dignitaries to deliver goodwill messages at the signing of a National Peace Accord scheduled to take place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The scheduled trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee.

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