President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has lauded the decision of his Senegalese counterpart, President Macky Sall, not to seek a third term in office after the end of his tenure.
The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Dele Alake, noted that with the decision, President Sall had put the interest of his country, the peace and stability of the West African region above his personal interest.
Tinubu said history would be kind to President Sall.
Alake said there had been protests in Senegal in the past few weeks following speculations about a third term ambition of President Sall, who is moving towards the end of his second term in office.
According to him, Sall is due to complete his second term of office in 2024.
The presidential spokesman recalled that President Sall had on Monday told the people of Senegal, a country considered as one of the most stable democratic governments in Africa, that he would not offer himself as a candidate for the February 25, 2024 presidential election in his country.