2023 Election Headline News Nigeria

UK congratulates President-Elect Tinubu

The United Kingdom has congratulated the President-Elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the 2023 election.

The UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, in a statement, commended Nigerian voters for their participation in the Presidential and National Assembly elections and their resilience in exercising their democratic rights. 

It said the UK government was aware of the position of opposition parties on the election outcome and the concerns expressed by observer missions as well as civil society groups on the organisation of the process, including delays and technical challenges.

The statement urged the authorities concerned to “examine all concerns carefully” and “take action to resolve outstanding issues” while focusing on delivering the will of the Nigerian people.

Writing by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Fany Olumoye, Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor