PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has on behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, heartily congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on winning the country’s election for a second term in office.
President Buhari also felicitated with the majority of Malians for giving the incumbent another opportunity to serve them after the August 12, 2018, presidential run-off.
Buhari, who is the Chairman of ECOWAS, urged the main challenger, Soumaila Cisse and his supporters to abide by the verdict of the people as confirmed by the ruling of the Constitutional Court, and join hands with President Keita in the interest of the country in particular and peace and stability of West Africa.
The president expressed the firm belief that the successful outcome of the election in Mali further strengthens Africa’s democratic credentials as the people are allowed to choose their leaders without let or hindrance.
He wished President Keita a successful second tenure in a peaceful and stable atmosphere.
Similarly, President Buhari congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe following his declaration by the country’s Constitutional Court as the lawful winner of the July presidential poll.
He called on all Zimbabweans especially the politicians to unite and work for the progress and development of their country.
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