- President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, has been congratulated by President Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo
- The two Nigerian leaders also praised the Zambia people for coming out to elect the leader they want
- Also, President Edgar Lungu was commended for accepting the outcome of the just concluded election
Following his electoral victory, President Muhammadu Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo have congratulated the president-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema.
Buhari applauded the people of Zambia who came out en masse to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice.
Also, the Nigerian president commended President Edgar Lungu for accepting the outcome of the election, Femi Adesina wrote in a statement on Facebook.
Going further, Buhari expressed willingness to work closely with the Zambian president-elect for the peace, development and prosperity of both nations.
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In another development, Obasanjo who is also the former chairman of the African Union, Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated Hichilema, Punch Newspaper reports.
He also commended the people of the country for keeping democracy alive.
Buhari sends message to world leaders
In another report, a message has been sent to world leaders concerning terrorism in Africa. The message which can be described as a A save our soul plea was issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He made the plea has in an article he penned in the Financial Times of London.
According to him, Africa has automatically become the new frontline of terror and global militancy following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. He said Africa alone can not defeat the monster. He insisted this would require more than the United States military aid but the entire world coming together for its sake.
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Buhari mourns with Niger Republic, Nigerian states over disasters
Also, Buhari expressed sadness and empathy over the loss of lives caused by devastating floods in Niger Republic and some Nigerian states.
In a message of condolence, Buhari mourned with President Mohammed Bazoum, the government and people of the neighbouring country over the havoc wreaked by the disaster. The message, posted on Facebook by Garba Shehu, a presidential media aide, noted that floods left many dead and affected a lot of homes.