Buhari Congratulates Biden

President Muhammadu Buhari, has sent a congratulatory message to President-elect Joe Biden, saying Mr Biden’s victory came at a “time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs”.

“Respect for the will of the people is the very reason why democracy remains the best form of government, despite its limitations from one polity to another, and from one society to another,” Nigeria’s leader said.

He added that Nigeria hoped for greater co-operation with the US “especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including the war against terrorism”.

He said nationalist politics had created “divisions and uncertainties” in the world – and urged Mr Biden to instead “introduce greater engagement with Africa on the basis of reciprocal respect and shared interests”.

President Buhari concluded by saying, “His election is a reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means,” Mr Buhari said.