Buhari advises president-elect, Joe Biden

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden on his election as new President of the United States “at a time of uncertainty and challenges in world affairs.”

He said “your election is a significant reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means.”

 According to the Nigerian leader, “the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of candidates for elective office at the polling booth.

He noted that “the main benefit of democracy is the freedom of choice and the supremacy of the will of the people.”

“I am thrilled by the fact that you are an experienced politician who had served as Congressman for 40 years and a Vice President for eight years. This is a remarkable track record that gives us hope that you will add value to the presidency and world affairs”, he said. 

Buhari also noted that, “with your election, we look forward to enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism.”

The President also called on Mr Biden “to promote greater engagement with Africa on the basis of reciprocal respects and common interests.”

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