World leaders congratulate Buhari

French President, François Hollande, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and US President, Barack Obama are among the dignitaries who have extended their congrats to Buhari.

Muhammadu Buhari

Leaders from around the world have congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari over his victory in Nigeria’s Presidential elections.

French President, François Hollande, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and US President, Barack Obama are among the dignitaries who have extended their congrats to Buhari.

Hollande also showed appreciation for the commitment of the Nigerian people and the professionalism exhibited by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the polls.

“France continues to stand with Nigeria to uphold democratic values, fight against terrorism and promote economic partnership between the two countries,” the French President said in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 1.

In his statement issued on Tuesday, March 31, Ban Ki-Moon congratulated Buhari on his hard won victory and praised INEC for organising the elections in a professional and credible “manner under challenging circumstances.”

“The INEC, the domestic and foreign observers, civil society, the political parties and above all the Nigerian people themselves. They have shown how a democracy can work; I warmly congratulate Gen. Buhari as the successful Presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC),”European Union (EU) High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini also said.

President Obama also congratulated Buhari and commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulating his opponent.

Jonathan lost to Buhari by over 2 million votes in the polls which were conducted on March 28 and 29.

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