President Museveni has said Uganda and Nigeria will continue to work towards strengthening their social, political and economic ties, days after Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the recently concluded election.
Nigeria’s electoral body said Buhari, 76, won a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation.
Mr Museveni on Thursday congratulated Buhari as he joined several other African leaders to certify his victory in Saturday’s polls, whose results have been challenged by Nigeria’s main opposition candidate.
“I congratulate His Excellency @MBuhari upon his re-election as President of Nigeria. I also congratulate Nigerians on conducting a peaceful election.
Uganda and Nigeria will continue to work towards strengthening their social, political and economic ties,” Mr Museveni tweeted.
The official results were announced Wednesday morning but Buhari’s runner-up from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he will challenge the outcome in court.
Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta also congratulated Buhari on Wednesday.
“Congratulations H.E. @MBuhari on your re-election for a second term as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Your victory is a clear demonstration of the trust and confidence the people of Nigeria have in your ability to lead the country to greater heights of progress,” he tweeted just hours after his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa had congratulated Buhari.
By Daily Monitor