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Buhari congratulates Roch Marc Kabore on election as President of Burkina Faso

01/12/2015 16:05

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Roch Marc Kabore of the Movement of People for Progress Party on his historic election as the second civilian President of Burkina Faso.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

The statement also quoted Buhari as expressing the hope that the successful conclusion of the electoral process would usher in a new era of true democracy and inclusive good governance in Burkina Faso.

The President, who appreciated the commitment of the people of Burkina Faso in ensuring peaceful election, urged them to continue to give the new leader the maximum support he needed to take the country to greater heights.

He also commended the outgoing transition 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 called on 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 Buhari also used the opportunity to call on fellow African leaders to continue to sustain the democratic principles sweeping across the continent.

He particularly commended the courage and perseverance of ECOWAS leaders for their support in ensuring that the transition and election processes were fully concluded.

He expressed optimism that the success of the Burkina Faso election would deepen the democratic processes in Africa and emphasise regional and continental integration.

President Buhari wished Kabore a successful tenure particularly in his service to the people of Burkina Faso and to the global community in general.

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