👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Theresa May has congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as the President of Nigeria.
Mrs May, who visited the West-African country in 2018, spoke about the importance of the UK-Nigeria relationship.
The British Prime Minister, who won her own snap elections in 2017, said both country will continue “our close partnership and strengthening our shared prosperity and security.”
President Buhari, 76, the first Nigerian leader to defeat an incumbent through the polls, went to the elections in 2019, with little of the support he amassed previously.
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Many of his allies – who have now turned critic, advised him not to go for a second term, but he shunned them and campaigned in 36 states – where he gained 15,191,847 votes, while his closest opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP received 11,262,978 votes.
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Abubakar Atiku, who also lost to President Buhari in the APC primaries in 2014, has vowed to challenge the results of the Presidential elections at the court.