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Nigerian President Tinubu Extends Warm Congratulations to DR Congo’s President Tshisekedi on Re-Election

Nigerian President Tinubu Extends Congratulations to DR Congo’s President Tshisekedi on Re-Election President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria has

Nigerian President Tinubu Extends Warm Congratulations to DR Congo’s President Tshisekedi on Re-Election

Nigerian President Tinubu Extends Congratulations to DR Congo’s President Tshisekedi on Re-Election

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria has conveyed his congratulations to President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for securing re-election in office. President Tinubu praised the successful conduct of the recent elections in DR Congo and commended both the government and its citizens for upholding democratic norms. The Nigerian leader highlighted the importance of democracy on the continent and expressed optimism that Africa would overcome challenges through governance by popular consent. President Tinubu wished President Tshisekedi a fruitful term in office, acknowledging the latter’s statesmanship in handling regional and continental matters.

Background:

  • President Tshisekedi leads the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), the DRC’s oldest and largest party.
  • He emerged victorious in the presidential elections held on December 20, 2023.
  • Preliminary results, announced in Kinshasa, indicate President Tshisekedi secured over 70% of the vote.
  • President Tshisekedi has been in office since January 24, 2019.

Quest: Cris-Edesiri Odjomah

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