Buhari Congratulates Trump

Joseph Ushigiale in Lagos, Tobi Soniyi and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and Zacchaeus Somorin in Washington DC with agency report

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President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday joined other world leaders to congratulate Mr. Donald Trump, who prevailed over his main rival, Secretary Hilary Clinton, to emerge as the President-elect of the United States of America in last Tuesday’s presidential election.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the president also congratulated Americans on the successful outcome of the election.

Buhari said he looked forward to working with Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries, including cooperation on many shared foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against terrorism, peace and security, economic growth, democracy and good governance.

“As Mr Trump prepares to assume the position of the President of the United States, I extend my good wishes to you on the onerous task of leading the world’s strongest economy,” he said.

Other world leaders who greeted Trump on his victory yesterday included the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mrs Theresa May, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, French President François Hollande, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Italy’s Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi Boris Pahor, and the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) were also in toe to hail the new US leader.

Finding their voices after the shocking defeat, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party candidate, Mrs Clinton, spoke about an urgent need to reconcile Americans after one of the most cantankerous electioneering in recent American history.


Source: thisdaylive.com

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