With less than one week to the much anticipated United State of America presidential elections, the Nigerian Union Diaspora, the umbrella organization for the social, political, and economic empowerment of Nigerians in the United States of America, has endorsed the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her Republican opponent Donald Trump.
The decision to endorse Clinton over the Republican candidate was reached at an emergency meeting held at the union’s headquarters in Houston, TX, last Saturday.
In a statement by the Secretary-General of Nigerian Union Diaspora, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia said the Union broke its long tradition of neutrality for an obvious reason: extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary measures.
“Trump’s litany of heedless specters is profoundly hostile to world peace. Moreover, his cavalier attitude pales in comparison to someone aspiring to lead the free world. With increasing stridency, Donald Trump has repeatedly denigrated and demonized not only immigrants and the womenfolk but also other nations and minorities.
“Unlike Mr. Trump, Secretary Clinton has the ideal temperament, sound judgment, requisite experiences, and exemplary track record with the Nigerian nation. She has also proposed sensible positions on issues pertinent to Nigerians in America , particularly race relations, education, trade, immigration, and religion.
It was learnt that the Nigerian Union Diaspora represents over 2.4 million people of Nigerian descent who contribute more than $132 billion to the US national economy.
Dr Ogbonnia reiterated that next week’s “election is the most critical in the history of Nigerians in America,” he added.