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Africa Politics: Buhari congratulates Zambian president-elect

n opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema

Zambian president-elect Hakainde Hichilema

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021.

Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates President-elect of Zambia’.

In the statement, the President applauded the people of Zambia who came out en masse to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice, signposting that the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous Africa lies in the power of the people to freely elect their leaders.

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He commended President Edgar Lungu for accepting the outcome of the election and a peaceful transfer of power, noting that this patriotic disposition deserves the praise of all lovers of democracy.

Highlighting the close and historic relationship between Nigeria and Zambia, the President expressed willingness to work closely with the Zambian President-elect for the peace, development and prosperity of both nations.

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