President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received President-elect of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Muhktar Embalo and reiterated his desire for stability, peace, progress and prosperity in the West African sub-region.

The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja, said President Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja.

It said that Embalo had come to Nigeria on a “thank you visit” and to express his “good wishes” following his emergence as winner in the keenly contested, just-concluded elections in his country.

Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that development was impossible without stability in the sub-region.

He commended the out-going President, José Mário Vaz, himself a candidate in the election, for supporting the emergence of Embalo in the second round of balloting in the interest of peace and stability.

Embalo had earlier commended President Buhari for his support leading to his emergence as winner in the elections, and expressed his appreciation for the warm and friendly disposition of Nigeria towards him and the people of his country.