President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed happiness over the sustenance of democratic rule in Africa.
The President stated this, Monday, at the inauguration of President Alpha Conde’s of Guinea Conakry for the second term in office.
Represented by his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, President Buhari said with the conduct of peaceful elections and transitions from one government to the other on the continent, “it shows that democracy has come of age in Africa. All over, you can see the demonstration of peaceful elections, peaceful transitions from one government to another”.
He also noted that peaceful elections were producing the right leaders in Africa.
According to him, this “points to the fact that democratic elections in Africa could produce leadership in the right way,” stressing that “we are seeing that everywhere in Africa.”
He congratulated the people on the success of the election and also described President Conde as “a great leader, a person who has committed himself to developing his people; a leadership that focuses on development of infrastructure and human capital”.
Speaking earlier, Guinea’s President Alpha Conde expressed willingness to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Nigeria. He also sought more support and assistance for the new administration.
Other dignitaries from Nigeria who also witnessed the event in Conakry with Vice President Osinbajo included national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu; Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, among others.