This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Mallam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
In the telephone conversation, Buhari described the election as a “major victory for democracy’’ and praised Ivoirians for its peaceful conduct.
He said that the election was a clear indication that the people of the West African country were prepared to live with one another in peace and harmony.
Buhari told Ouattara that his re-election for a second five-year term was an opportunity for him to continue to lead Cote d’Ivoire along the path to greatness, in peace and tranquility.
He wished Quattara successful second term in office.