BREAKING: Senegalese President Faye Visits Tinubu at Aso Villa, Video, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Senegalese President Faye Visits Tinubu at Aso Villa, Video, Details Emerge

  • President Bola Tinubu linked up with the president of Senegal, H.E Bassirou Diomaye Faye
  • Faye landed in Nigeria on Thursday afternoon and headed to the State House, Abuja, to meet with the president
  • Tinubu's aide confirmed the development and shared a video which captured Nigeria's preparations to receive Faye at the Villa journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

On Thursday, May 16, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu received the Senegalese President Bassirou Faye at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Tinubu, Senegalese President meet in Aso Rock
Senegalese President Faye links up with Tinubu at the Villa. Photo credit: @DOlusegun
Source: Twitter

Dada Olusegun, President Tinubu's special assistant on social media, disclosed this in a post on his X page.

As reported by NTA, Faye arrived at 3:09pm and was received at the Villa's forecourt. This is his first visit to Nigeria since assuming office last month.

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Nigeria prepares for Faye's visit

Faye, 44, the youngest president in Senegalese history, secured victory in a delayed presidential election in April, garnering over 54% of the votes.

He is the fifth and current president of Senegal, sworn in on April 2, 2024.

According to Dada Olusegun, the State House was already buzzing with excitement about Faye's visit.

The presidential aide tweeted:

“The Presidential Villa, Abuja, is agog ahead of the courtesy visit of the President of the Republic of Senegal, H.E Bassirou Diomaye Faye to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the State House.”

Dada added:

"Broom boys link up"

Tinubu's aide also shared a video clip of the arrangements already made with the state house adorned with both Senegal and Nigerian flag decorations.

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Shehu Sani reacts to Bassirou Faye’s victory in Senegal

In another related development, earlier reported that a former Kaduna Central senator, Shehu Sani, said the struggle and the tenacity of the people of Senegal was inspiring following the emergence of 44-year-old Faye as president.

Sani said the victory of the opposition candidate, Faye, had cast a positive light on West Africa. He added that democracy has triumphed in Senegal.

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