EU welcomes commitment by acting Nigerian president to promote good governance.
The EU welcomed here Saturday the public commitments made by Acting
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to "build on the gains of the
amnesty in the Niger Delta, to promote good governance, accountability,
and the fight against corruption and to work for continued economic
growth and development." In a statement by Catherine Ashton, EU
High Representative of the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice
President of the European Commission, she said the EU particularly
welcomes his stated commitment to electoral reform in order to ensure
free and fair elections in 2011.The EU, said Ashton, continues to
support Nigeria in its efforts to remain committed to the principles of
democracy and the rule of law, and she wished President Yar Adua, who is
in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a full recovery.
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