President describes Ivorian President's re-election as victory for unity and stability

In the telephone conversation, Buhari described the election as a "major victory for democracy’’ and praised Ivoirians for its peaceful conduct.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night called President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire to congratulate him again on his election victory.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Mallam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.

He said that the election was a clear indication that the people of the West African country were prepared to live with one another in peace and harmony.

Buhari told Ouattara that his re-election for a second five-year term was an opportunity for him to continue to lead Cote d'Ivoire along the path to greatness, in peace and tranquility.

He wished Quattara successful second term in office.

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