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UK Prime Minister Sunak Reacts To Tinubu's Presidential Election Victory

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak congratulated Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu on his victory in the 2023 presidential election.


"Congratulations to Bola Ahmed Tinubu on winning Nigeria," Sunak tweeted on Wednesday.

“The relationship between the UK and Nigeria remains strong." I look forward to working together to expand security and trade ties, open up business opportunities, and create prosperity in our two countries.


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who will complete his second term on May 29, also praised Tinubu, whom he described as the most suitable person for the job.

“Elected by the people, he is the best fit for the job." "I will now work with him and his team to ensure an orderly transfer of power," presidential spokesman Garba Shehu quoted Buhari as saying.

“The election is Africa's biggest democracy exercise." In a region that has seen military failures and coups in recent years, this election shows the continued relevance of democracy and its ability to serve the people it serves.

Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, was announced on Wednesday morning as the winner of the Nigerian presidential election.

The President-elect of Nigeria is the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) in the election in which he defeated the main rival Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labor Party, and the candidate of New Nigeria. People's Party (NNPP).

Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes, followed by Atiku with 6,984,520 votes, Obi with 6,101,533 votes, and Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes, according to the election results released by the Independent National Election Commission (INEC). Buhari urged Obi, Atiku, and other candidates who were not satisfied with the election results and INEC's behavior to seek redress through the courts.

A total of 18 presidential candidates contested the elections held on Saturday in the 36 federal states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

Source; Vanguard Newspaper Online

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