Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of Nigeria, has received congratulations from Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, for winning the election.
At the same time, Zelensky extended an official invitation for him to travel to his war-torn nation of Ukraine.
The congratulations come two months after the tumultuous presidential election was pronounced the former Lagos governor the victor.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who received 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes respectively, were defeated by Tinubu, who received 8,794,726 votes.
Zelenskyy thanked Tinubu for winning in his letter of congratulations and added that his war-torn nation is determined to further strengthen its relationship with Nigeria.
The Ukrainian leader also used the opportunity to extend an invitation to the president-elect to visit Ukraine on a state visit after his inauguration on May 29.
His letter read, “Please accept my sincere congratulations on your election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Despite extremely difficult testing times, caused by the full-scale armed aggression of Russia against our state, Ukraine is determined to further strengthen cooperation with Nigeria at the bilateral level and within the framework of international organizations.
“We are grateful for your country’s support of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization “Principles of the UN Charter underlying a comprehensive, just and sustainable peace in Ukraine.
“I count on the active participation of Nigeria in its practical implementation. We see the further provision of global food security, of which Ukraine was and remains a reliable guarantor at the global level, as an important direction of cooperation.
“The fulfilment of this task will be facilitated by the successful implementation of the Ukrainian initiative “Grain from Ukraine”, which is designed to significantly increase the supply of grain to African countries in order to prevent famine.
“Taking this opportunity, I invite you to pay an official visit to Ukraine at a time convenient for you.
“I am confident that your visit will strengthen the dialogue between our countries and contribute to further consolidation of joint efforts of the international community aimed at solving the urgent challenges of today, in particular the crisis situation caused by Russia regarding the guarantee of world food security.”
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