Nigeria congratulates Malian, Zimbabwean Presidents for election victories

Timothy Choji, Abuja


President Buhari also felicitated with majority of Malians for giving the incumbent another opportunity to serve them after the August 12 presidential run-off.

The ECOWAS Chairman 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 Nigerian leader firmly believes 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.

President Buhari wished President Keita a successful second tenure in a peaceful and stable atmosphere.

Similarly, the Nigerian President has congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, following his declaration by the country’s Constitutional Court as the lawful winner of the July presidential poll.

President Buhari called on all Zimbabweans especially the politicians to unite and work for the progress and development of their country.