Buhari congratulates Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi opposition leader on election victory


President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated Malawi opposition alliance leader, Lazarus Chakwera, the winner of the country’s presidential election re-run.

The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu said the alliance won the re-run five months after the first vote with 58.57 percent of the total votes as declared by the country’s electoral commission.

“Greetings from the government and people of Nigeria. I congratulate you and the alliance on your impressive victory in the elections. I look forward to working with you for the advancement of peace, security and development of the entire continent,” Shehu quoted the President.

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