12th July, 2021
By Nimot Sulaimon
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed over the decisive victory won by his party in the just-concluded parliamentary elections.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will return him to the office for another five years.
Reacting to the outcome of the elections as announced over the weekend, Buhari congratulated the Ethiopian leader on behalf of the Nigerian people.
“On behalf of the Nigerian people, I send you and the people of Ethiopia our well wishes for your courage and commitment to the democratic process and urge you to continue with the good policies of your government that endeared you to the people.”
Meanwhile, Buhari reflected on the instability rocking Ethiopia, appealing to factions in the country to come together to halt civil war.
He lamented that instability in one part of Africa is a threat to stability elsewhere.
“Instability is a grave threat to African progress. African countries cannot attain their development goals if every group resorts to violence and destabilisation instead of seeking peaceful resolution of conflicts through dialogue.”
Thereafter, Buhari assured the Ethiopian leader that Nigeria will continue to support the unity and territorial well-being of his country and of all African States.