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Tinubu, Obi congratulate UK labour leader, Starmer, over election win

President Tinubu also congratulated the citizens and the government of the United Kingdom, describing the nation as an abiding model of democracy and Nigeria’s long-standing partner.

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Tinubu, Obi congratulate UK labour leader, Starmer, over election win

President Bola Tinubu has extended his warm congratulations to the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, on the victory of his party in the United Kingdom general election.

A statement signed by his Special Adviser, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, on Friday in Abuja, noted Tinubu’s admiration for the determination and courage the incoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom demonstrated throughout his years in opposition and as the leader of the Labour Party.

The president stated that the party’s ability to reform, mobilise, and position itself for victory after 14 years affirmed Starmer’s leadership qualities.

President Tinubu also congratulated the citizens and the government of the United Kingdom, describing the nation as an abiding model of democracy and Nigeria’s long-standing partner. He added that he looked forward to deepening relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom in mutual areas of interest, and in strengthening democratic institutions, as well as in building a safer and more prosperous future for the people of both countries.

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On his part, the former candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, has called on Starmer to help in deepening Nigeria’s democracy. Starmer on Friday became Britain’s new prime minister, ending a 14-year right-wing Conservative rule.

Obi also expressed his hopes that Starmer’s win would improve the lives of UK residents.

Obi tweeted on his X handle on Friday, “I sincerely congratulate @Keir_Starmer and the Labour Party UK on the landslide victory they recorded in Thursday’s election. May the victory translate to a better and new chapter for all the UK residents as you remain committed to your electoral promises.”

“I also hope that your government will promote stronger ties between the UK and Nigeria, and help in deepening our own democracy, especially during the challenging times that our nation is going through.”

“Nigeria is grappling with issues such as insecurity, education, healthcare, and poverty, and could greatly benefit from the support of the UK. Let us work together to build a brighter future commonwealth for all. I wish you a successful tenure.”

 

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Jamila Yunusa Suleiman, Editor and Sub- editor at Neptune Prime

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