Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
African leaders have continued to send congratulatory messages to President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election on Saturday, February 23.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said, King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco in a congratulatory message, described Buhari’s victory as affirmation of the level of confidence Nigerians have in their president.
“Your re-election is testimony to the level of confidence that you enjoy among the people of Nigeria, attributable to your wisdom, experience in politics, sense of engagement and devotion to the service and the protection of the interests of the country especially as they relate to the prosperity, wellbeing and security of your people.”
King Mohammed VI reiterated his determination to work with Buhari, to reinforce the mutually beneficial relationship between Morocco and Nigeria and to give it new impetus; to serve as a model on the African continent.
Also, President Alpha Omar Conde of Guinea extended his congratulations, describing Buhari’s re-election as a dose of hope for the West African region.
Conde expressed confidence that the cordial relations between Nigeria and Guinea will continue to get better.
President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, who was the first leader to call Buhari, minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him the winner of the presidential election, said he looks forward to working with the Nigerian president, to further strengthen Nigeria-Niger relations.
Buhari has also received a congratulatory message from President Macky Sall of Senegal.