- President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali has been congratulated by by President Muhammadu Buhari
- President Keita was congratulated on his re-election victory
- Buhari also congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on the ruling by the country's constitutional court over the July 30 presidential election
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali on his re-election and also congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on his declaration by the country’s constitutional court as the winner of the July 30 presidential poll.
NAIJ.com gathers that the congratulatory messages were contained in a statement by President Buhari's senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday, August 24.
In the statement, President Buhari felicitated with majority of Malians for giving the incumbent president another opportunity to serve them after the August 12, 2018 presidential run-off.
The statement read in part: "The ECOWAS chairman urges the main challenger, Soumaila Cisse and his supporters to abide by the verdict of the people as confirmed by the ruling of the constitutional court, and join hands with President Keita in the interest of the country in particular and peace and stability of West Africa.
"The Nigerian leader firmly believes that the successful outcome of the election in Mali further strengthens Africa’s democratic credentials as the people are allowed to choose their leaders without let or hindrance.
"President Buhari wishes President Keita a successful second tenure in a peaceful and stable atmosphere.
"Similarly, the Nigerian President congratulates President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe following his declaration by the country’s constitutional court as the lawful winner of the July presidential poll.
"President Buhari calls on all Zimbabweans especially the politicians to unite and work for the progress and development of their country."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the outcome of the Zimbabwe's presidential election of July 2018 where President Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged winner, was upheld by Zimbabwe's constitutional court.
The court on Friday, August, 24, dismissed the main opposition party's challenge that the July election was rigged.
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