President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Benin Republic, Mr. Patrice Talon, on his electoral victory in Sunday’s presidential run-off as announced by the Autonomous National Electoral Commission. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President.
Buhari commended the government and people of Benin Republic on the peaceful and orderly conduct of the Presidential poll. He saluted the courage and statesmanship of Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and presidential candidate of the ruling coalition, in upholding the democratic process by promptly congratulating his main challenger, Talon, on his electoral victory.
He also commended President Boni Yayi for his “leadership throughout the electoral process and for his invaluable contribution to democratic governance in the sub-region, evidently demonstrated in the successful conduct of the Presidential elections.’’