President Muhammadu Buhari Monday night phoned President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire congratulating him on his re-election.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Buhari, in the telephone conversation, described Quattara’s election as a “major victory for democracy’’.
President Buhari during the telephone conversation, also praised Ivoirians for the peaceful conduct of the election and noted that it was a clear indication that Ivorians were prepared to live with one another in peace and harmony.
Buhari told Ouattara that his re-election was an opportunity to continue leading Cote d’Ivoire along the path to greatness, in peace and tranquility.
President Buhari wished the Ivoirian president a successful second term in office.