The President applauds the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their civic rights
President Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Zambia's Hakainde Hichilema after being elected as President by his people.
Hichilema defeated incumbent, Edgar Lungu to emerge President.
Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina wrote:
"President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates the President-elect of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, on his victory in the presidential election of August 12, 2021.
The President applauds the people of Zambia who came out in their numbers to exercise their civic rights, voting candidates of their choice, signposting that the prospect of a united, stable and prosperous Africa lies in the power of the people to freely elect their leaders.
President Buhari commends 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 Nigerian leader looks forward to working very closely with the Zambian President- elect for the peace, development and prosperity of both nations.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
August 16, 2021"