World leaders and other eminent personalities have sent in their congratulatory messages to Nigeria’s President Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his electoral victory in the just concluded 25th February, 2023 election.

President Elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu

A statement by the Media Office of the President Elect, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, states that the Government of the United States on Thursday, 2nd March, 2023, joined leaders like the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in felicitating with Asiwaju Tinubu on the outcome of the election.

In a statement by the US Department of States, the US Government, described Tinubu’s victory as “a new period for Nigerian politics and democracy” and also congratulated the Nigerian people, “especially” the large number of youths who are relatively new to the political process, for demonstrating their strong commitment to democracy.

In another congratulatory message by the President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum, who described the election as “free, fair and transparent, reinforces the anchoring of democracy in Nigeria and constitutes great progress for the entire African continent”.

The immediate-past president of the Republic of Benin, Dr Thomas Boni Yayi, also sent congratulatory message to the president Elect, describing his victory as well deserved. He prayed God to give the President Elect “sound health and divine wisdom to deliver meaningful public service dividends to Nigeria”.

First Lady Aisha Muhammadu Buhari also expressed confidence that Tinubu “would lead the country into the future our forefathers envisioned for it”.

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari

Many State Governors, have also visited or sent in their goodwill messages to the President Elect which includes; Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Yahaya Bello, Kogi, Atiku Bagudu, Kebbi, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos, Bello Matawalle, Zamfara, Abubakar Badaru, Jigawa, Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo, Ben Ayade, Cross River and David Umahi, Ebonyi.

Senior Government officials and party chieftains, have also sent in their well wishes, which include; Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, former Minister of Science and Technology,  Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gen. Buba Marwa ,rtd, Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, among others.

The President Elect, has continued to receive dignitaries at his Abuja home, some of whom are former South African president and leader of the Commonwealth observer delegation, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Business Mogul, Aliko Dangote, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe and many others.

Story: Christy Dung

Media: Radio Nigeria/ Facebook