Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger Republic, expressed his confidence that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, would deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians, by giving his best.
Speaking through Mr. Zakari Umar, the majority leader of the Nigerien National Assembly, when a delegation from Niger Republic paid a congratulatory visit to Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko at his residence in Issoufou Sokoto, said he had no doubt that the president elect would meet the expectations of Nigerians based on his antecedents.
Mahamadou Issoufou, further described Buhari as a man of integrity and an incorruptible leader that has what it takes to take Nigeria to the next level.
“Your excellency, the people of Niger Republic are happy with the wind of change and the peaceful conduct of the March 28 and April 11 general election in Nigeria.This is because of our belief that anything that affects Nigeria affects Niger Republic and other neighboring countries,” he said.
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Buhari was urged by Nigerien leader to be fair and just to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic and religious affiliation. He expressed optimism that the new change in leadership would usher in prosperity and progress to Nigeria.
I pledge to sustain the long existing relationship between the people of Sokoto and Niger Republic said Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko. He also promised to deliver the Nigerien president’s message to Buhari.
He also stated that “The people of Sokoto and Niger Republic are brothers and of the same race but only separated by a border established by the colonialist over a century ago,”.