Breaking: Buhari Congratulates Biden, Hopes For Better Cooperation

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President Muhammadu Buhari and US President-elect Joe Biden. Photo:Presidency
Breaking: Buhari Congratulates Biden, Hopes For Better Cooperation - Vantage News Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari and US President-elect Joe Biden. Photo: [email protected]

President Muhammadu Buhari, has congratulated the United States President-elect, Joe Biden.

VANTAGE NEWS reported that Biden defeated incumbent President, Donald Trump in the election held on Tuesday, November 3.

Biden won the key battleground of Pennsylvania, propelling him over the 270 electoral college vote threshold required to clinch the White House.

In his congratulatory message, Buhari urged Biden to deploy his vast experience in tackling the negative consequences of nationalist politics on world affairs, which he said have created divisions and uncertainties.

Buhari, who made this known through a statement released late on Saturday, also said that real power belongs to the people who take to the polls to decide who leads them.

He said, “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.

“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.

“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.”

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