Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, has received congratulations from Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, on winning the 2023 presidential election.
On Wednesday night, Sunak tweeted about this.
He stated that he is eager to collaborate with Tinubu and build deeper bilateral ties.
The tweet from the UK prime minister stated, “The connection between the UK and Nigeria is still strong.
“Congratulations to @officialABAT on his victory in Nigeria,” Mr Sunak said.
“I look forward to working together to grow our security and trade ties, opening up opportunities for businesses and creating prosperity in both our countries,” he added.
In the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, declared Tinubu the winner of the keenly contested election which held last Saturday.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi came second and third respectively in a contest that saw both of them win in 12 states each, just like the President-elect, Tinubu.