Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Buhari congratulates Kabore on his election as Burkina Faso president

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Roch Marc Christian Kabore of the Movement of People for Progress Party on his historic election as the second civilian President of Burkina Faso.

President Buhari said he believes the successful conclusion of the electoral process will usher in a new era of true democracy and inclusive good governance in Burkina Faso.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, Buhari appreciated the commitment of the people of Burkina Faso in ensuring a peaceful election and called on them to continue to give the new leader the maximum support he needs to take Burkina Faso to the country of their dreams.
He also praised the outgoing transition President, Michel Kafando, for his tenacity and determination in ensuring that the electoral process was concluded amicably in the face of daunting challenges.
He called on Kabore to use his famed democratic credentials and vast parliamentary experience to join hands with other contestants to work together for the peace, progress, prosperity and unity of Burkina Faso.
President Buhari also used the opportunity to call on fellow African leaders to continue to sustain the democratic principles sweeping across the continent and particularly commended the courage and perseverance of ECOWAS leaders for their support in ensuring that the transition and election processes were fully concluded.
He believes the success of the Burkina Faso election will deepen the democratic processes in Africa and emphasize regional and continental integration.
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