President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated the former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 81st birthday celebration.
The Nigerian leader sent a congratulatory message to Babangida in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Naija News reports that the former military President will be celebrating his 81st birthday on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
The President joined family, friends and associates of the former military President in celebrating another year heralded by God’s benevolence and mercies.
Buhari noted the historical role of Babangida in shaping the political and economic development of the country and his counsel to upcoming political leaders.
The President also prayed for longer life, good health and strength for the octogenarian.
Tinubu Sends Message To Defeated Kenyan Presidential Aspirants
A presidential candidate in Nigeria’s 2023 general election, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged aspirants who were defeated in the just-concluded Kenya presidential election to shun actions that could spur violence in the East Africa country and “accept this result”.
Naija News reports that Tinubu made this known in a statement on Tuesday while congratulating Willian Ruto for his victory in the election held on August 9, 2022.
Ruto, who is the incumbent Vice President of Kenya, was declared the winner of the election by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after scoring 50.49% of the vote.
He narrowly defeated Kenya’s veteran opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, who contested the office for the fifth time.
Tinubu, who is the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, urged aggrieved aspirants in the Kenya election to “seek peaceful adjudication of all disputes through the Kenyan legal system.