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Only Voters Can Remove Elected Leaders, Jonathan Tells Egyptian Envoy

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R-L; President Goodluck Jonathan, Special Envoy Of Egyptian President, Raouf Saad & Egyptian Ambassador To Nigeria, Ashraf Salama At The Presidential Villa In Marina, Lagos. July 20, 2013

The President told the special envoy that Egypt was very important to Africa and that Nigeria and the African Union will, therefore, give the country all necessary support to ensure that it returns to the path of constitutionalism and political stability as quickly as possible.

He condemned recent terrorist activities on Mount Sinai and reaffirmed the Federal Government’s full commitment to working with the rest of the world to combat terrorism, saying that no person or group has the right to intimidate others with acts of terror.

Ambassador Saad was in Lagos to brief President Jonathan on the current situation in Egypt against the background of the opposition of Nigeria and the African Union to the unconstitutional change of government in Egypt and the country’s suspension from the continental body.

The Egyptian envoy, according to the statement, praised Nigeria’s leadership role in Africa and sought President Jonathan’s advice on how Egypt could best overcome its current difficulties.