British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has congratulated Nigeria’s President elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Sunak wrote: “Congratulations to @officialABAT 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”.
Tinubu was declared President-elect early on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), following the keenly contested election on Saturday.
In an interview with newsmen in Daura, Katsina state, Tinubu also revealed that he had received congratulatory message from President Emmanuel Macron, and other world leaders.
World leaders, including President Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on his electoral victory in the Feb. 25 election.
”Oh very many, many of that, in fact as far as Europe. The stock market reacted positively well, there was a goodwill message from Macron, the President of France,” Tinubu said.
Tinubu was in Daura to present his Certificate of Return to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night.
Tinubu in the afternoon of Wednesday received the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja before embarking on the trip to Daura alongside his Vice President-elect, Sen. Kashim Shettima.
INEC early Wednesday declared Tinubu winner of the Feb. 25 presidential election.
He got a total votes of 8,794,726 to defeat his major rivals; Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,984,520 votes and Peter Obi of Labour Party who secured 6,101,533 votes of the 24,965,218 total votes cast.
Also Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso- of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) came a distant fourth with 1,496,687 votes.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said that Tinubu was declared returned and elected having satisfied the requirements..