Buhari Congratulates William Ruto On Election As President Of Kenya

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Kenya, William Ruto, on his victory in the General Elections.

In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, the president also commended the people of Kenya for the peaceful and transparent outcome of the elections.

He said this had again demonstrated that the democratic process, values and principles remain the best way for the people to select their leaders and hold them accountable.

According to him, Nigeria values Kenya as a strategic partner in the fight against terrorism and violence extremism.

The Nigerian President believed that the partnership was sustained by a long history of friendship, economic and trade ties.

Buhari also said that effective collaboration through international organisations such as the African Union, the United Nations and the Commonwealth was responsible for the mutual ties.