The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated Donald Trump, the Republican candidate over his emergence as the President of the United States of America after the presidential elections.
President Buhari wrote on his Twitter account:
“On behalf of the Govt and people of Nigeria, I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) on his victory in the US presidential election.
“I look forward to working together with President-elect Trump to build on and strengthen relations between Nigeria & the USA
“President Buhari also congratulates American citizens on the outcome of the election, which was keenly observed by all true lovers of democracy and those who believe in the will of the people.
“The President looks forward to working together with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries, including cooperation on many shared foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against terrorism, peace and security, economic growth, democracy and good governance.
“As Mr. Trump prepares to assume the position of the President of the United States, President Buhari extends his good wishes to him on the onerous task of leading the world’s strongest economy.”
Donald Trump’s victory has defiled the expectation and prediction of people like Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate and Prophet T.B Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
Events at the polls left many people stunned as results revealed that Donald Trump is the new president elect of America as he gathered 289 electoral votes out of the required 270 votes while his opponent, Hillary Clinton collected 218 electoral votes.
The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold.
The triumph for Mr. Donald Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus