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.

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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