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Tinubu Congratulates Senegal’s President-Elect Faye  


President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Mr Diomaye Faye on his election as the President of the Republic of Senegal, wishing him success as he takes on the important job of leading the good people of Senegal.

In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu also congratulated the people of Senegal and assured them of Nigeria’s best wishes and support.

The President also congratulated President Macky Sall, for overseeing an election that has been widely adjudged as peaceful and transparent.

Tinubu also stated that “the success of the presidential election in Senegal and the successful conduct of the general election in Liberia a few months ago have affirmed his long-held conviction that the taproot of democracy is deeply established in west Africa and will only grow stronger as it is watered by good governance, justice, and fairness to all.”

As the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the President also affirmed that the successful conduct of the Senegal election is a boost to the sub-regional organisation in its efforts to promote peace and constitutional order, as well as strengthen ties among member states.

 Faye, who celebrated his 44th birthday on Monday, will become the West African country’s youngest ever president, and arguably the youngest elected president currently serving in Africa.

He had been jailed on charges of defamation and contempt of court, and was awaiting trial.

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