Former U.S President Bill Clinton has cancelled his scheduled trip to Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of the Saturday Presidential elections across the country.
The meeting was scheduled to hold in Abuja where President Clinton was going to meet with the two main contenders President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar. He was to speak at the Second signing of the Peace deal/accord between the Presidential candidates.
The reason for the cancellation of the trip by President Clinton according to his spokesman was that it was going to be ‘politicized’. Clinton was to arrive with Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
“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 politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the Committee. Therefore, he will not be traveling to Abuja,” Clinton’s spokesman Angel Ureña said in a statement.Clinton, according to the statement, would continue to support the NPC ‘s work toward peaceful and fair elections in Nigeria.
“This is a crucial time in Nigeria, and President Clinton is hopeful that the election’s outcome reflects the will of the Nigerian people,” his spokesman said.
The planned visit by President Bill Clinton was facilitated by Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee (NPC).
For at least seven days in February 2019, the grid has recorded power generation that was over 5,000MW, records from the Independent System Operation (ISO), a section of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) indicated.
The breakdown shows that the grid had 5,033MW on February 2 and 3. It dropped to 5,014MW last Tuesday and rose to 5,147MW Wednesday last week. By Thursday, the 5,375MW highest threshold was reached.
The trend dropped on Friday to 5,003MW and further slid to 5,001MW last Saturday, the documents claimed.
The lowest generation during the review period was greater at over 3,600MW than it was in January 2018.