After he addressed him a felicitations message on Wednesday, the Monarch reiterated his congratulations to President Buhari in a telephone talk Thursday.
The call was an opportunity for both leaders to reiterate their shared desire to strengthen the two countries’ partnership around strategic projects.
In the message he addressed to the Nigerian Head of state Wednesday, King Mohammed VI expressed him his warmest congratulations and best wishes for greater success in his high office and in leading the Nigerian brotherly people to greater progress and prosperity.
“Your election for a new term translates the level of trust you enjoy with the brotherly Nigerian people, given your lofty human qualities, your wisdom and political acumen. It is also a tribute to your commitment and dedication to serve the Nigerian people’s best interests, and to fulfil their aspirations for further progress and prosperity, in a secure and stable environment,” said King Mohammed VI.
The Sovereign also voiced his satisfaction with “the relations rooted in close brotherly bonds and mutual esteem between us personally and our peoples.” He reiterated his firm determination to continue to work together with president Buhari “to strengthen the fruitful cooperation between our two nations and give it fresh impetus in all sectors, making it a model on our African Continent.”
The Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday announced incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Feb. 23 presidential elections.
INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu said Buhari from All Progressives Congress (APC) won the Sunday presidential poll with 15,191,847 votes against 11,262,978 for his main challenger Atiku Abubakar from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).