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Buhari President congratulates President Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire on his re-election

Buhari commended the people of Cote d’Ivoire for putting the unity, stability and progress of their country above all other interests.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire on his re-election for a second term in office.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Buhari commended the people of Cote d’Ivoire for putting the unity, stability and progress of their country above all other interests.

He commended the peaceful conduct of the election, which President Ouattara won with almost 84 per cent of the votes.

Buhari noted that the high turnout of voters in spite of calls for boycott, was a clear testimony of the commitment of the people of Cote D'Ivoire to peace, unity, stability and progress in their country.

The President expressed the hope that in his second term, Ouattara would continue to do his best to foster national unity and faster socio-economic development for the benefit of all Ivorians.

He said that he looks forward to work with Ouattara to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire and accelerate the pace of economic integration in the West African Sub-region.

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