What Three African Presidents Told Buhari After Defeating Atiku, Others
President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari has been congratulated by three African presidents following his victory in the just concluded 2019 presidential election.

Concise News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the election.

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Recall that the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, President Buhari polled 15, 191, 847 votes while Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice president, secured 11, 262, 978 votes.

It was gathered that the three African presidents sent their best wishes to President Buhari on Wednesday morning.

This was made known in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

Adesina listed the presidents as President Nana Koffi-Addo of Ghana, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and Macky Sall of Senegal.

The statement reads: “Minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of the 2019 elections, three Presidents from the West African sub-region sent congratulatory messages to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“They are President Nana Koffi-Addo of Ghana, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and Macky Sall of Senegal, who himself just won re-election for a second term.

“The Presidents felicitated with President Buhari, saying his re-election was a demonstration of the confidence Nigerians had in him and wishing him greater exploits.”