- Congratulatory messages have continued to poured in for President Muhammadu Buhari after winning the presidential election of Saturday, February 23
- The disclosure was made by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu
- Shehu says King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, President Alpha Conde of Guinea and other African leaders have congratulated President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to receive congratulatory messages over his re-election from more African leaders across the continent.
Mallam Garba Shehu, president's spokesman in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, February 27, said King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, in a message, described President Buhari’s victory as an affirmation of the level of confidence Nigerians had in their President.
The King, he said, promised to work with President Buhari to advance the interests of both countries, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng notes that King Mohammed VI said in his congratulatory message: ‘‘Your re-election is a testimony to the level of confidence that you enjoy among the people of Nigeria, attributable to your wisdom, experience in politics, sense of engagement and devotion to the service and the protection of the interests of the country especially as they relate to the prosperity, wellbeing and security of your people.’’
The monarch expressed satisfaction with the existing cordial and fraternal African relationship linking the two leaders, their people and nations.
He reiterated his determination to work in concert with President Buhari to reinforce the mutually beneficial relationship between Morocco and Nigeria and to give it a new impetus to serve as a model on the African continent.
Also, President Alpha Conde of Guinea who extended his congratulations, described the re-election of President Buhari as a dose of hope for the West African region.
Conde expressed confidence that the cordial relations between Nigeria and Guinea would continue to get better.
Earlier, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, who was the first leader to call President Buhari minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of the 2019 presidential elections, said he looked forward to working with the Nigerian leader to further strengthen Nigeria-Niger relations.
The presidential aide revealed Buhari had also received congratulatory messages from Presidents Nana Koffi-Addo of Ghana and Macky Sall of Senegal.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Atiku Abubakar described the 2019 presidential election as the worst in the country’s history, vowing that he would reclaim his stolen mandate in court.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spoke at a world press conference on Wednesday, February 27 following his defeat in the election.
Atiku claimed the result of the election did not reflect the will of the people and that he had the actual figures of the election.
The former vice president claimed there was voter suppression in Akwa Ibo and that the state recorded a 62% decrease compared to 2015.
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