- President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the United States President-Elect, Joe Biden
- Former vice president under the Barack Obama presidency, Joe Biden has been announced as the winner of the 2020 America Presidential Elections
Biden defeated sitting president, Donald Trump after polling higher both in the popular and electoral college votes
In a series of Tweets posted on Saturday night of November 7, President Buhari stated that the US Elections gave room for the American electorate to change their government.
President Buhari tweeted:
“Congratulations to US President-Elect Joe Biden on his election at a time of uncertainty and fear in world affairs. 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.
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“In a democracy, the most powerful group are not the politicians, but voters who can decide the fate of the politicians at the polling booth. The main fascination of democracy is the freedom of choice and the supremacy of the will of the people.
“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.
“President-Elect Biden’s remarkable track record gives us hope that he will add value to the presidency and world affairs. We look forward to greater cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic, political and security levels.
“I urge Mr. Biden to deploy his vast experience in tackling the negative consequences of nationalist politics on world affairs—which have created divisions and uncertainties—and to introduce greater engagement with Africa on the basis of reciprocal respect and shared interests.”