The United States Congress has completed its constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.
This is disclosed in a press statement issued by the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard’s on the storming of the U. S. Capitol.
Leonard noted that Biden and Harris “will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021.”
She stressed that, “lawlessness and rioting are always unacceptable.
“The criminals who stormed the U.S. Capitol will be held accountable in accordance with the rule of law in the United States.”
The Ambassador expressed “gratitude to the many citizens of Nigeria who sent messages of support during Wednesday’s difficult hours.
“The enduring friendship and partnership between the United States and the people of Nigeria will endure and thrive as we work to perfect our union and our democracy,” she added.