President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021.
Buhari’s message was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
In the statement, the President hailed the people of Zambia who came out en masse to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice.
He commended President Edgar Lungu for accepting the outcome of the election and a peaceful transfer of power, noting that this patriotic disposition deserves the praise of all lovers of democracy.
Highlighting the close and historic relationship between Nigeria and Zambia, the President expressed willingness to work closely with the Zambian President-elect for the peace, development and prosperity of both nations.