Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, has received congratulations from Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, on winning the 2023 presidential election.
“Congratulations to Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory in Nigeria,”
“The UK-Nigeria relationship remains strong. I look forward to working together to grow our security and trade ties, opening up opportunities for businesses and creating prosperity in both our countries.” Sunak tweeted Wednesday.
President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, who is scheduled to leave office on May 29 after serving for a second term, also expressed his congratulations to Tinubu, whom he called the ideal candidate for the position.
“Elected by the people, he is the best person for the job. I shall now work with him and his team to ensure an orderly handover of power,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu quoted Buhari.
“The election was Africa’s largest democratic exercise. In a region that has undergone backsliding and military coups in recent years, this election demonstrates democracy’s continued relevance and capability to deliver for the people it serves.”
Wednesday morning, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was named the victor of the presidential election in Nigeria.
The incumbent All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate won the election in Nigeria by defeating Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and the candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).
According to election results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes, followed by Atiku with 6,984,520, Obi with 6,101,533, and Kwankwaso with 1,496,687. (INEC).
Obi, Atiku, and other candidates who felt wronged by the election’s outcome and INEC’s actions were pushed by Buhari to file a lawsuit.