Nigeria: Buhari calls to congratulate Ouattara on re-election

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has called President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire to congratulate him again on his election victory, the Nigerian presidency said Tuesday.

The presidency said in a statement that in the telephone conversation, President Buhari described the re-election as a "major victory for democracy’’.

It said the President also praised Ivorians for the peaceful conduct of the election, noting that it was a clear indication that the people of the West African country are prepared to live with one another in peace and harmony.

President Buhari, who called President Ouattara on Monday night, also said his re-election for a second five-year term was an opportunity to continue leading Cote d'Ivoire along the path to greatness, in peace and tranquility.

Buhari wished his Ivorian counterpart a successful second term in office.

Last month, President Ouattara, 73, was re-elected with almost 84 percent of the votes in the first round of polls.

Ouattara's main challenger, former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan who ran on the platform of the Ivorian Popular Front, received just 9.29 percent of the votes.
-0- PANA SEG 3Nov2015

03 november 2015 22:16:30




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