1st December, 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore of the Movement of People for Progress Party on his historic election as the second civilian President of Burkina Faso.
Buhari believes that the successful conclusion of the electoral process will usher in a new era of true democracy and an inclusive good governance in Burkina Faso.
“Buhari appreciates the commitment of the people of Burkina Faso in ensuring a peaceful election and calls on them to continue to give the new leader the maximum support he needs to take Burkina Faso to the country of their dreams,” a statement by his media spokesperson, Femi Adesina said.
He also praised the outgoing transition led by President Mr. Michel Kafando for his tenacity and determination in ensuring that the electoral process was concluded amicably in the face of daunting challenges.
He calls on Mr 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 Muhammadu Buhari also uses the opportunity to call on fellow African leaders to continue to sustain the democratic principles sweeping across the continent, and particularly commends the courage and perseverance of ECOWAS leaders for their support in ensuring that the transition and election processes were fully concluded and believes that the success of the Burkina Faso election will deepen the democratic processes in Africa and emphasize regional and continental integration.
President Buhari once again wishes Mr. Roch Marc Kabore a successful tenure particularly in his service to the people of Burkina Faso and to the global community in general.